Thursday, March 19, 2009

taking the plunge...

*drumroll please...*

We are taking the plunge friends. Into what you ask? Into the vastly scary, wildly exciting, fun filled world of Homeschooling! Yep, that's right, homeschool here we come! I'm so excited about this decision. We've been praying for years about it until a few weeks ago when I realized I was praying more to keep God's will at bay than I was to get a clear decision from him. I allready knew what he wanted me to do, but I was hiding from it. So after hours upon hours, and weeks upon weeks, of researching state laws and the billions of curricula out there, we finally settled on Alpha Omega LifePac for David, and AO Horizons for Daniel. I am in love with both of them and I think each worktext will be good for each child. Several things have happened that have confirmed in my mind that this is God's plan. It's been an interesting week of God proving to me that all I needed to do was listen to him and he would work it out. In our Bible study this morning of Esther, Beth Moore was talking about timing. It really hit me when she said many times we just know when it's time. We won't be led by our emtions, but we'll just know and then we'll go. Two weeks ago I just knew. It wasn't an emotional decision, or a decision out of fear or anything else. I just knew it was time to stop putting God off. And much of that day was spent researching, talking with others who are currently homeschooling, and praying that I would have the strength to carry out God's plan. Last night I was talking some friends of mine and one asked why I had decided to homeschool and the only answer I had was that it was just time. I laughed to myself this morning about how fitting our lesson was with what's happened in the last few weeks. God is always there. He's there, and he's on time. Now it's up to us to be! Are you sitting on the fence waiting for it to be time? What's holding you back? Take advice from a fellow fence sitter. Jump down. If it's just time to get up and go, get up and go. God has worked everything out to where I have not needed to stress out about any part of this decision. Everything has fallen into my lap, including the curriculum and supplements my heart craved for. God has taken every question, every need, and every desire of my heart and fulfilled it. So if it's time, Go. Don't put God off or wait around for a better answer from him. You'll find your watch showing half past some blessings if you do.
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AOP said...

Hello Jen, my name is Kristi Gesink and I work for the Homeschooling Company Alpha Omega Publications. I noticed after reading through your blog that you mentioned using some of our curriculum to teach your 2 sons! We are so excited and thrilled that you chose our company and would like to say a big thank you for listing our curriculum on your blog. We would appreciate it very much if you would please post a link from your blog to our site at, that way if readers want to check out your curriculum all they need to do is click on the link!

Thanks again and please email me at if you have any questions or comments.

May God bless your day!!

PS I am a mom of 4 going back to school too! What a task, sometimes it is so overwhelming, I pray God can give you his strength to keep it up!

*~Annette~* said...

So you DID it!! Awesome. Alpha Omega is a great curriculum. Let me know when you start. There will be good days and bad days. But you'll find your groove and soon all will fall into place!

Anonymous said...

Way to go girl!!!! You opened yourself to the Lord's will and are trusting him to take care of it all. You and your family will be blessed, just you wait and see. My heart is jumping with joy right now for you all. Our Father knows best and I am soooo happy you finally opened yourself up to his call. Things will be hard at first, but most things worth doing are not easy at first....or ever! lol Just remember God wouldn't have called you to do this if he didn't think you were capable of it. He will equip you with all that you need, just keep your eyes on him.