My Home School Experience

Does God have a sense of humor or what?

I never dreamed that I would home school my children especially all the way through high school. When the idea was brought up, I did it on a trial basis. My son was not required to be in school yet so I figured it wouldn’t hurt to try. 17 years later ….

When I was going through school, I did everything possible to take as little science as I could. In college, I took the easiest road just to satisfy the requirements. But God had another plan! I have definitely, done my science. Our son loved to do “experiences” as he called them.

Actually, I have learned so much teaching my children and it has been fun. We have read so many books together. Some really awesome books that I wonder how I missed them growing up. I’ve also learned a lot  of history that I don’t believe we ever covered when I attended school.

As the kids reached middle and high school, I became a bit less involved in the actual learning though God tugged at my heart strings to be more involved and do some of the work right along with them. Now that I am disabled, I don’t have alot of excuses. Actually, my daughter is doing alot of my housework along with her schooling, so I ought to be able to find time for it.

While math was never very hard for me, it’s been a challenge to relearn it. This year we are trudging our way through Algebra 2. Whew! I guess it will help keep my mind sharp.

She is also taking a English course called the one year adventure novel. By the end of the year, she will have written a novel to be published. I’ve been challenged through my online Bible study to write one along with her. Yikes! Writing was never my forte’ so this ought to be interesting. I started a couple weeks late and I’m not gaining ground. But I hope that I can keep it up.

Since I enjoy historical novels, I decided to write a story based on a Biblical character. I chose the women with an issue of blood. While that is not my sickness, I do relate to her having had many trips to doctors and the frustrations of not being able to do what I normally have done.

Well, hopefully, I’ll have at least given it a good try by the end of the year! We’ll see.

5 thoughts on “Does God have a sense of humor or what?

  1. Oh my! God sure does have a way of tearing down our excuses, doesn’t He? So glad that He has kept you moving forward to work on your newer book now! I believe it will be a blessing to many, Mandy!

  2. Thanks. It was scary when i first started but soon we didnt want it any other way. We all loved it and the flexibility for our lives as ministers was great.

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