Monday, August 18, 2008

A Change of Heart and a New Direction



Over the past several weeks, Scott and I have both felt a sense that God was leading us in a new direction regarding educating our children, yet neither one of us said anything. Scott knew how badly I wanted to homeschool, and I didn't want Scott to think I couldn't handle it. So we just kept heading toward a year of homeschooling. Finally, we had a heart to heart, and have decided to put Sam in public school this year.

Am I disappointed? Oh yeah. Am I at all nervous about this new direction? Yep. But I totally and completely trust the Lord, His leading in our hearts, and His best interests for my family. His heart is toward us. I know that in following the Lord in obedience, and remaining under His authority, His blessings and all that come with it will prevail.

So today, we enrolled Sam in 1st grade at his new school. We bought school supplies (except for the ever elusive light blue pocket folder with brads...lol), picked out a new lunchbox and backpack, and some new socks and tshirts. Oh yeah, and new sneakers. Meet the teacher night is on Wednesday, and a date night for Mommy and Sam on Thursday. And school...that starts on Monday.

Sam goes back and forth between nervousness and excitement. This morning when he woke, Sam told me he'd dreamed that he attended school. He was happy about it. Then later this afternoon, he threw away his new lunchbox because, "I'm not going to school Mommy." And the big heart breaker...."But Mommy, Ian and Emma will get to spend ALL day with you, and I won't."

So this is our plan for this year...this month, this semester. :-) We'll see how it goes. God is good and faithful and He loves us. Oh - and I chose to share this news on my blog to spare me having to make 100 phone calls. Gotta love technology!

9 comments:

Randi said...

Wow! Huge change of plans! I hope it's a great year for all of you and that Sam enjoys his new school!

DeDe said...

Oh, I know this is hard ... our God is faithful and am so happy that you are letting Him lead. I agonized over school for Rachel last Feb. but once I let God be God - I have had such great peace and I know you will also!

Amy said...

I know that was a big, huge, hard step. I am praying for you!

Amanda said...

Wow, that is one big step, but you're so right -- God is faithful. He would not have changed both of your hearts if He did not have a plan. There will be some adjustments (there always are), but I'm sure Sam will just love it. Praying for you...

Jenny James said...

Good for you... come to dark side!

Seriously, you know I support you!

Addison Eaton said...

I'm praying for you.....



and I get to see you today!!!!!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks, y'all, for the encouraging words!

In His Grip said...

Good decision. I think Sam will like it. Is that picture a cute boy next to a shower head or a large drain in a public bathroom? Just curious what it is. Miss you and can't wait to hear how Monday goes.

sjh said...

Although it may be a change of plans, God will be faithful. As a public school mom, there are challenges,but I have found some great Christian teachers and families. You will too! Hope he has a great year!