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I didn’t pull my kids out of traditional school without first asking them how and what they felt. I have etched in my brain that exact moment when my first born said, “mom, whatever you think is best, that’s what I’ll do.” (Get back in there, tear!)
Why did that mean so much? Because I didn’t know what I was doing but what I did know was that he’d be trading school friends, traditional events like prom, homecoming, a full on high school experience, and the one that still gets me, his heart as a teenage boy: sports. I presented my tug from the Lord Himself, (clearly it HAD to come from Him and not my inadequate self to homeschool) to Zech and he accepted. Full trust, just a easy “whatever you want, mom.”
I don’t think I can fully articulate what my forced pause did for me, but I will say… it’s been kind of everything. I just stopped. I stopped juggling the 15 thousand spinning- at the same time, dishes. I stopped the intrusive, volatile chatter in my head. I stopped showing up. I stopped fighting. I am almost positive, this was the first time I allowed my self to go thru the process; the process of “fill in the blank.”
I guess it’s safe to say, 2020 knocked us right off our square. But did it though? It was a year of pausing and reflecting and for many of us, a breath of fresh air. Almost, literally. For many others, 2020 resulted in incredible loss and heartache. Year 2020 shaped itself out really to be whatever we made it to be, even if that included loss. For me, it included the road to homeschool.
I started Homeschooling this past year. I can’t say the decision to homeschool was hard, homeschooling in general is just plain hard. But! That’s me; it’s my story. I have three kids in grades HS, Jr. High & elementary. I am relearning to teach and then scouting tutors for the subjects I refuse to learn again. Although, I find myself leaning fully on God for direction on the daily, I must say that with the challenges have come many, many rewards.
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We all face these frustrating times and now also think with the world in the state it’s in, it somehow adds to our frustrations, our life interruptions and our messes. When in actuality, if you let it, it can be the complete opposite. A chance for rest, for breathing, for catching up, for shabbating. Yes, rest.