The decision to keep my children out of public school was not a difficult decision for me. The what, where, when, and how of schooling was.
For at least a year the decision would grab my attention at the oddest times and make me worry. I would feel the panic rising. There are so many more options today as compared to when I was in private school.
What is the best for my child? I know that the best for another child might not be the best for mine. How can I figure out what is best? Just making the decision was a relief. Then a whole new set of worries sprung up.
What if they fall behind and are embarrassed? What if I do it all wrong? Who am I to teach my child?
I’m his mother that’s who!
God doesn’t make mistakes. That includes giving me this child. That includes giving me the ability and knowledge I need to take care of, raise, and even teach this child.
With that in mind I planned a schedule and proceeded to do all the typical things a newbie homeschooler does.
I’m not perfect. No mother is Superwoman. [I don’t think her outfit would hide my leftover baby belly, anyways.]
I decided to let go of the worry and guilt, pray, and do my best for my children.
The rest is in the Lord’s hands.
Originally published on the Homeschool Channel of Blissfully Domestic.