This past year has brought tremendous change for our family. Just a year ago, we were living in Texas, plugging away at a year long deployment and today our family is together and we are living in a foreign country. Amazing how this journey of life and faith can take us to such interesting places. We are embarking on yet another change for our family, the home education of our two older daughters. For the last seven years, I have been homeschooling one if not both of our older girls but this will be changing in just over two weeks.
When we moved to Korea, the girls asked if they could attend the DoDD's (Department of Defense Dependent) School that was opening up here in our area of Korea. My inital reaction was NO WAY!! But my husband saw the struggle that I had with the girls during his year long deployment last year and he thought it was a good idea...you know to give me a break. I really don't think I need a break but the paperwork is complete, bus registration is done and the new school will be opening soon. So on August 30th, the older two girls will be starting public school.
I have to admit...I am very nervous about this change. I want to shelter and protect my girls. There is enough junk in the world that they will ultimately be exposed to in time but I don't want them to have to hear and see things that children their age do not need to hear and see. Even though I am not completely comfortable with this decision, I am submitting to what my husband feels will be good for them. I really hope that it works out but I must say, I am not optimistic. I guess if it doesn't work, we will go back to what we've been doing for the past 7 years.
Even though the older two will be attending school, I will be homeschooling Victoria for Kindergarten. I have also ordered materials for Breanna and will be working with her also. We are using a different curriculum this year then I have used in the past for Kindergarten...My Father's World. We have heard great things about it and we are anxious to get started. I normally have used Abeka, so this will be a change for us.
So if you think about us during your quiet time, don't forget to say a prayer for our family. If there is anything that you need prayer for, don't hesitate to email me and I will pray for you too. Be blessed!