Friday, August 12, 2011

A change of plans (again)

The last couple of weeks have been pretty crazy.  My wife and I set aside a great number of things in order to prepare for the upcoming school year.  Since then we have put together the work for the first quarter.  Then  it happened.  Our daughter displayed another one of the anticipated symptoms of her disorder.  It frightened my wife to tears.

So, we are now back with the same plan that we had at the end of last school year.  Our boys have been enrolled in the public school system.  There's just no way my wife can teach the boys and run to and fro from therapist to therapist adding up to several trips a week.  Well, there is a way but it would take a lot of willing, helping hands from the community to take care of our boys during the therapy hours.  As of yet, there have been no offers and so we are far short of filling that need.  But the public school system is there for homeschool families such as ours.  They have been very helpful and supportive, something we desperately needed.  I suppose that is their job though, right?

Anyway, we are somewhat apprehensive yet relieved at the thought of putting our sons in school.  We are both disappointed that we could not homeschool this year but we know our limits.  Besides, we still have after school hours to teach and spend with the boys.

(sigh)  Sometimes things just don't go according to plan.


  1. I'm a product of public school; turned out okay I suppose. It's probably tough when you feel led to do something specific like homeschool and it just doesn't work out.

  2. I went to public schools as well. Homeschool isn't so much a "call" to us. If it were we would be sinning by placing our children in school. It's more of a preference. Especially since we have done it for the last two years. We will miss all the time we were able to spend teaching the boys and we are not looking forward to all the teachings and behaviors they will have to unlearn from this new adventure. Still, God is faithful and our trust is in Him, not in our own abilities as parents and teachers.


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