"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." ~Romans 12:2 NKJV~
A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps. ~Prov. 16:9~

Saturday, November 5, 2011

2011 Thanksgiving Gratitude Challenge--Nov.5th


Today I am thankful for the right to homeschool my son.  When he went to public school I had no idea what homeschooling was.  Long before he even started preK I was always teaching him things. I taught him how to feed himself, to walk, to go to the bathroom, and how to say his ABC's, numbers (1-10), and colors. I taught him how to put on his clothes, to read a book, put on and tie his shoes, and so many other things.  I missed teaching him once he went off to school.  I thought I HAD to send him to school in order for him to learn.  I didn't know that could have carried us right into homeschooling. All that was needed is for me to just keep on teaching.  Little did I know one day God would redirect my thinking and set me on a new path of being my son's teacher.  I don't take pride in being his teacher. That's not the only thing I'm doing here. I'm  learning right along with him and making lots of fun lasting memories together.

 So what are you thankful for today?  Hope you can join us in this gratitude challenge. If so click on the button above to take you there.

2 comments:

Stacie said...

Well said, Tajuana!

I'm stopping by from the gratituge challenge.

I had a very similar experience with my children. They never went to day care and I always stayed at home with them, teaching them to read, write, color, count, talk, create, etc. But at age 5, I thought I was supposed to send them to school. It was a tough choice.

But thank God, He showed us something different! This is our first year of officially homeschooling; we have a 3rd and 1st grader, and a preschooler. What a blessing homeschooling has been to our family!

Take care,
Stacie

Growing In God's Wisdom said...

Hi Stacie! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Homeschooling is such a blessing. I remember our first year, wow...can't believe we're in our 5th year now. I never sent my son off to daycare and just kept him home with me. After having him tested for a learning disability I went ahead and sent him to PreK so he could get the services he needed through the school system. He went to school up until 1st grade but hubby and I decided not to send him back for 2nd grade. He's been home with me every since :)

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