Has anyone else out there ever wanted to homeschool but wasn't in the right situation to do so? I've often wondered if I was the only one who had been down a variety of paths before homeschooling became possible. I often think about why God placed me in those situations when I knew, and He knew, my heart's desire was to homeschool my children. But I do know that I treasure my opportunity to homeschool my children at this point in my life and I truly believe it was God's plan all along. Just my timing wasn't his timing.
So before homeschooling my children, I held several different positions. I've been a mental health therapist, a teaching parent at a group home, an in-home day care provider, and a middle school teacher. All the while, my heart told me that I needed to be at home with my children. Not a day passes by that I don't reflect on what my family's past situations have been, and how wonderful God is to have carried us through. I am so very thankful to Him, because I know that I am a homeschool mother and stay-at home mother in His name.
Beginning homeschooling in the middle of my children's education has certainly had its challenges. I appreciate each opportunity to work with my children and encourage them in their lives' journeys as Christians striving to achieve what God has intended for them.
If you are a parent who has had a unique start to your homeschool experience, I'd love to receive a comment from you. I hope this brief post has been a source of encouragement and support to anyone who needs it. Please feel welcome to leave any prayer requests as well. And remember, I'll be praying for you!