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. 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.

  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!

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