A little over a year ago, Erik's cousin's were gracious enough to let us stay at their house and watched our children while we had a class. Their family ties are undeniably strong...and so is their faith in God. They and their children were so loving and patient with B. They are a homeschooling family. I remember sitting around the dinner table while they shared their homeschooling experience with us. Something struck a chord with Erik and I was thinking, "Wow. They seem to have it together, but this is NOT something I even remotely want to do."
On the drive home, Erik lay out all the reasons homeschooling would be beneficial. I retorted with any argument I could come up with. I dug my heels in and wouldn't budge. How's that for a Godly wife? Finally, I just said, "If this is something God wants us to do, He will have to change my heart." (while thinking, yeah right, not gonna happen!) I believe I even called up my brother, and my dad, and..... and gave every reason under the sun why I would never homeschool.
This was all before B's allergy diagnosis. Yet, even after the diagnosis, I was not considering the option. We moved to this side of town because I loved the school district. I love the little elementary schools with the little desks and the alphabet on the walls. I love the kindergarten circle time rug. I love the teachers I worked with in the schools. I love school. There is a reason my degree is in education.
Erik was still feeling the pull to homeschool. I prayed that God would change my heart. I not so patiently waited as I looked online at private schools thinking we could come up with a good compromise.
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