Tomorrow, August 23, 2010 we will be starting a new chapter in our lives, something I never thought I would do, not because I thought it was wrong or weird, but more that I didn't feel I was called to or good enough for-homeschooling.
Alyssa is a smart little girl, but ever since 2nd grade she has struggled a little more with each passing year in school and we aren't quite sure why. We had her tested in 2nd grade and then again this year in 5th and it was the same results, "Yes your daughter is struggling and yes she has difficultly learning, but-we don't have any real metal issues except with her short term memory (which they think is a lot of it) and she is a more hands on learner-more visual. So, after this last year and the last past 3 years and many tears and sleepless nights on my hands and knees praying what to do, I stepped down from my job in June and I am staying home with Alyssa to homeschool and of course Analeigh will be here too.
That makes me a little nervous since she is just two and into everything-I need prayers that I will be able to know how to keep her happy and occupied so that I can also teach Alyssa school.
I also need prayer that I will be able to teach her what she needs to know and that I will teach her in love and with patience and understanding. I that I will have the knowledge to teach her as she grows.
We are excited for tomorrow will be our first day of school. Stay tuned-I will post more updates as we travel down this new pathway.
Here are some photos of what will be our class room this year-it was our second family room-hang out room-craft room-now the most important thing-OUR CLASSROOM!
I am a little nervous but mostly excited to see where God will take us on this journey. I am so thankful to him for many of you who have encouraged me and lent me school supplies (Janette-so grateful-we are using one of the Science books and the book on the states and presidents)-I am amazed at how He has even cared (even though I know this to be true) about the smallest details-everything has just fallen into place.
Thanks for your encouragement and prayers.