Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Hope For The Journey

Sometimes I wonder why God doesn't seem to be leading us on our homeschool journey like He does with some other families. Why do I struggle so much, and when will I know if we're doing it right?

I have felt a lot of guilt about many aspects of our homeschool. One of those is curriculum choices. There are so many wonderful choices out there, and I have enjoyed exploring them all. But you have to choose. How do you know if you're choosing the right ones? Somehow I keep choosing materials that are well suited for children with learning disabilities. Why? I guess those are easier for me to teach than others, I don't know. They also tend to be more interactive, which my kids like.

Recently I had my daughter evaluated, so that we could determine how best to help her with a couple of issues. I was just looking for some feedback, some advice. It turns out that she may be dyslexic, and the very materials that I've been using for years have been just what she needed!

I guess the Lord has been walking this journey with us all along, even when I wasn't so sure about that.

"I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, 'The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.' " -Lamentations 3:19-24

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