My husband and I have been having discussions about it for weeks now, both of us are not quite on the same page yet. We are still waiting on our answer from God. God knows what is best for our children and He wants to give us the best option for them. Even though I am very passionate for homeschooling, that may not be what God is passionate about for our children. Even though my husband is very passionate about public school, that may not be what is God is passionate about for our children. James 4:3 says "you ask and do not recieve because you ask wrongly, so you can spend it on your passions. " I constantly pray that God's will would be done in this, not our own.
I have no problem with the way my childrens school has educated my daughter so far and our youngest will be going to junior kindergarden (preschool basically for you Americans reading this. Canada has two kindergardens, JK is not manditory) I have liked the teachers, I like the programs. But they are bringing much more home with them than just their education and that is also something we need control of.
Im not afraid of our children not being socialized, I know homeschooled children get alot of socializing in other places than a school yard. Im not afraid of not being able to teach them what they need to know because I know God will give me the strength to get through the tough moments. I know that even the teachers have a hard time getting things organized, no one who educates is perfect. I sometimes worry about the critisism we are recieving from people who dont understand why we would do it, or if we can do it. But God keeps reminding me that its not up to them, that its up to Him and my husband and I, and thats it!
Prayer prayer prayer. Everytime I look at my children Im praying for our answer. Every time I look at our diningroom table I pray for an answer, their backpacks, their sneakers. Everything latley reminds me of our options.
Luke 11:9-10 “So I tell you: Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened"
Philippians 4:19 "And my God will supply your every need according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus."
We sit and we pray and we wait for the answer God has for us. Waiting for the green light for whatever it is. Somedays more paitient than others, but always waiting on God to show us the way. And if you are reading this and feel compeled to pray for God decision in this as well, I thank you in advance, we appreciate it and will let everyone know His decision.