Yesterday I had the privilege of talking with an experienced homeschool mom. She has already graduated two sons and her daughter is finishing the tenth grade.
Since this is our first year of homeschooling, I like to”pick the brain” of those who have walked this road before me. Both Kathy and I are former teachers, so I enjoyed hearing what she’s done along the way – especially her curriculum choices and how she’s synchronized those with her children’s learning styles and personal interests.
I don’t know how long our family is called to homeschool. This year has been a wonderful experience, and we do plan to homeschool again next year. After that, it’s unclear. But I thought the advice Kathy gave me was great for all of us, no matter how we are choosing to educate our children or where we are in the journey – just take it one year at a time.
I’ve been reading passages in the Bible lately where faith and trust are the theme. While I like to plan ahead and see the future laid out neatly before me, that’s not always what’s best for me. Being open to change, as God leads, is a good thing. In life, situations arise that may cause us to take things not just a year, but a month – or even a day – at a time.
How thankful I am that, as I walk close to the Lord and listen to His voice, He will guide me, day by day, in the right way.