If you haven't guessed by now, my oldest son Austin is returning to the ranks of public school in a little over a week. A WEEK?!?! That's it? That's all I have left?
Oh, Lord have mercy!
We have discussed this for 3 years. We have kept our options open. We knew that unless God directed otherwise, the children would return to public high school. It was never in my vision to homeschool all the way through. I wasn't against it, I just didn't see it.
We started talking last year & knew deep down that he would probably return in the 7th grade. The boy LOVES football! And unfortunately, here in NC, he can no longer participate after the 6th grade. Now, wait. Football was NOT the deciding factor, but it is important. So that led to the possibility of him returning for 6th grade. EVERYONE would be adjusting to the newness then & it would be an easier transition.
I thought we were settled on continuing homeschool in the 6th grade when Austin told me one day he wasn't ready to go back yet. I didn't even second guess things as I purchased our 2013-2014 curriculum. But maybe this completely explains my lack of desire & motivation for planning out our year!
Justin & I are at peace with this decision. My baby is growing up & I know he will be fine!
This also frees me up to focus on Makenzie & her reading. So that is a definite plus!
YES, I am nervous! YES, I am excited! YES, I will worry! YES, I'm sure I will cry! But, YES, I WILL TRUST GOD!!!
PLEASE pray for my family as we all transition over to being on someone else's schedule & having to follow the rules. PLEASE pray that Austin adjusts well & makes wise decisions. PLEASE pray that I allow him to grow & mature in his own way. Most importantly, PLEASE pray that we follow God's will!