We start our 18th year as a homeschool family this fall. I still get the jitters! Have I planned enough? Did I choose the right curriculum for each child..too little or too much ? Have I learned from all my past errors and successes? What can I do this year to make it fresh and exciting?.........
At some point in all the planning and perparing the Lord reminded me to be still and listen. ( this is always a good thing!) He guided me to a few different directions than what I was doing. Considering I had finished the whole year of planning in that area and did not have the money to purchase what the Lord insturcted,it was a bit hard to shelve it! But I did. And He blessed us with just the right amount of cash. I was so encouraged as I discovered lesson plans were all done for me and with just mild tweaking I was done for the year! Other resources just keep coming in and I am now feeling excited about the year.
My kids are really happy with the choices too. They have already begun on their reading list.
I guess the lesson here is stop and be still and take time to refresh in the Lord before embarking on the journey.