Do you know a family that homeschools?
Are you a homeschooler?
Have you ever wondered why some people choose to homeschool their children?
Well, I’m here to tell you that the first time God “called our family to homeschool”, that’s what we Christians say when we feel like God is asking us to do something that He feels is a good idea, I told my husband, “Honey, I think God has made His first mistake!” (NOT)
See, my husband was a principle of a private school, I (among other things) was an Early Childhood Education major in college, and I personally come from a long line of public school teachers. So, I just knew, that little nagging thought, that tug I felt on my heart, that “calling” I heard from God, HAD TO BE A MISTAKE. (NOT!)
You know what I’m sayin’?
When,….you think about something, not sure why.
Then, …. You see it, everywhere.
All of sudden,…. It’s what you hear about on the radio and on the television every. single.time. you. turn. it. on!
You might want to consider that God is trying to get your attention. 😉 Just sayin’.
Well, I prayed about it. Okay, so I asked God to ‘knock it off’ and pick someone else. Please.
Then, my husband came home talkin’ about it. (See, told ya.)
So, I prayed about it some more. This time, the ‘right’ way…..asking for an email signed by the Holy Spirit or somethin’. 😉
And,….we decided we should just go for it. I mean, how bad could I REALLY screw up my kids in 9 months. (that’s a joke)
Anyway, not that God was surprised, but, it turned out pretty darn good.
Long story short, we’ve been homeschooling on and off, praying each year about each one of our children and following God’s lead.
This year, I’m homeschooling our 12-year-old daughter and so far, we’ve been having a great time.
Does that mean that every day, we do it perfectly? No.
Does that mean that every day, we lead this perfectly harmonious day while the blue birds sing and the mice do our chores? No.
Homeschooling can sure be fun, but it is NO joke. It takes time, dedication, perseverance, effort, self-less-ness, humility, patience, gentleness, organization, preparation,….did I say patience?
Some days, you just think, I would love to hang out with my girlfriends, grab a cup of coffee, go to TJ Maxx, chat, giggle, and just hear someone say, “Girl, I get it!” Some days, you yearn for someone to hug you and say, “It’s okay, tomorrow is a new day, I’m praying for you.”
Well, there IS a place to do some of those things!
It is the Homeschool Mom’s Winter Summit!
This year, The Summit is expanding and having 2 locations! One in Oklahoma and one in my home state, TEXAS! *Can I get a WOOHOO?!!?! 😉
The Texas Homeschool Mom’s Winter Summit will be in the beautiful and historical town of San Marcos at the Embassy Suites on January 24-25, 2014.
And get this,….they are GIVING AWAY a Summit pass AND a hotel stay!! **Can I get another WOOHOO??!!! 😉
This is what YOU need to do:
1)**YOU NEED TO COMMENT ON THIS POST BECAUSE YOU COULD BE A WINNER!!** (Well, if you’re a homeschool mom, you’re already a winner, but you know what I mean.) 😉
3) That’s it! How easy is that???!!!
You can read some more posts about how refreshing the Summit was at The Pennington Point and The Marathon Mom from mothers who have attended in the past. *Disclaimer: I have actually only dreamed of going,….BUT, y’all leaving comments could make my dream, AND yours, COME TRUE!!!
So please, leave me a comment! **The deadline is Oct. 11, 2013**
* Tell me where you’re from (you don’t have to be from Texas or Oklahoma to attend) and that you followed your 2 assignments listed above or that this was just a really great post! 😉 (that’s not a joke)