I remember when I was a little girl, I wanted to be a teacher. I never knew I would be teaching my own children at home. I didn't even know it was an option up until several years ago. I know it has been around, well since there has been parents but then public school seem to overshadow this option in today's world. Now more and more are bringing back this other educational option.Once I started knowing about it a bit about it, I may of at first had a not so sure opinion about it. I thought parents should have the option but I wasn't sure if it was a necessarily great idea especially for our family.
As Yahweh grew me in faith in my walk and I started praying for wisdom and discernment and understanding the public school and were it has been heading over the years my heart changed to think that maybe it is something I should research more and think about.... I also prayed that he would help me be able to find ways to spend quality time with my kids and help me have more of a schedule that would work for us. Not a rigged, controlling schedule that wasn't flexible but something to help us utilize time better but still have room for spontaneity and fun learning.Yahweh changed my heart to help me understand why homeschooling is important and could work for us and I obtained a deep desire to home~school my own children. coming from having had many reasons and what I thought were valid reasons not to.My husband did not like the idea at first even after my heart had been changed. I prayed on that as well and he started to become more open to the idea. I tried to plant little seeds but not press too hard but I think I may have gotten possibly too passionate but Yahweh still worked it out for good. He started to come and around and finally told me I could do it last school year after they finished our their year. So here we are in our new school at home.
I praise Yahweh for this opportunity. He put everything together for me. This summer I was excited but I didn't know where to begin. My husband found some books for me at Goodwill and I looked up ideas online. I started putting together our schoolroom this summer. My husband painted a chalkboard in our dining room even before I knew for sure I would home-school one day. I started finding great school items at the dollar tree,Goodwill and yard sales. I went from absolutely not having a clue how to begin to things coming together at the right time and having a understanding on how to start.
I owe all the praise to Yahweh for this great opportunity. We are trying different methods of homeschooling, and unschooling :) It is a awesome adventure and the kids are enjoying it for the most part. Sometimes my 2nd grade son gets tired but we take breaks and it helps. So far I have a 3rd grader and 2nd grader I am teaching and I am slowly trying to teach preschool to my almost 4 year old. I am not saying there isn't challenges or frustrations, but overall we are all enjoying it and I am so grateful Yahweh has made me a teacher for my kids and showing me my purpose. I know parents are always teachers at all times but he really is helping it come full circle for us. I also feel more of a sense of happiness and accomplishment for it and it has really helped my creativity to bloom again. Thank you Father for putting this all together for us, you have broaden our horizons and helped our family grow more together and close. May you use our learning for your glory and good and continue blessing our family in this great new adventure. In Yahshua's name! HalleluYah!
A few scriptures to ponder on how our children are a wonderful blessing and gift from our Father and we are to teach them about him;
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is
his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children
of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they
shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate. Psalm 127:3-5
And all thy children shall be taught of the YHWH; and great shall be the peace of thy children. Isiah 54:13
And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk
of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the
way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt
bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets
between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy
house, and on thy gates. Deuteronomy 6:6-9
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
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