Friday, August 14, 2009
Praying and Studying
I know I am not the only homeschooling mom that has experienced this. But, I am seemingly at a crossroads right now concerning scheduling and curriculum choice. I have had these revelations periodically during my homeschooling journey, so this is not the first time for me. But, it is a crucial one. I have fortunately found peace with many of our curriculum choices, but still have not found a literature, art, music appreciation, and history program (or should I say programs) that I am totally sold on. I have tried many different programs, but none that seems to really "fit" what I want our school days to look like. So, much of my absence from blogging as of late has been because of seeking God on this issue and trying to figure out a schedule that works for our family to help things to run smoothly. Without my husband being here, planning time has been either non-existent or at a bare minimum. It is hard to have adequate planning time when little ones are underfoot all the time. So, larger blocks of time are now relegated to small increments stolen here and there. That isn't the best method when trying to look at the big picture of where I want us to be by the end of this year and to try and plan weeks in advance. On top of this, four of my five children have colds, so that has obviously put a damper on much activity that would be going on right now. So, for now, my days are waiting for God's choice of schedules and plans and lessons and curriculum. I will hopefully be sharing with you answers to all these pending questions in my mind soon. Until then, pray for wisdom and that I will hear His voice clearly. I hope you are all having a wonderful, soon to be end, to our summer season. I am already longing for the crisp, cool days of fall and the beauty of the colors of that time. It is one of my favorite times of the year. God bless!