We joined a Co-op Science class this year and it was a hard decision for me to make. I have really felt led over the last year to stay home as much as possible. To step out and let go of most of the “good” (classes, play-dates, lessons, teams etc) and make room for the “better” (home, quiet, peace, being a family, actually getting school done). Not easy for an extrovert!
(Maybe my kids don’t lack socialization but sometimes I do!!)

So as I looked into this particular opportunity I prayed for clear direction. Went to the first meeting and liked the curriculum (but I like most of them…!) Liked the other Moms I would share teaching with (but I like everybody….!) So I asked John (“go ahead, if you want”…that’s what he always says!) Anyway, I didn’t feel God’s clear “No”-that unsettled, lack ‘o peace feeling I get in my gut. I went ahead and ordered the books we needed on Ebay. The package had a Teachers Manual, CD, and 2 workbooks-one each for the younger boys and I would buy a new one for Josiah. The seller said they were used, lightly in pencil, and had names written on the front-no biggie. When they arrived in the mail we opened them up and I started to laugh.

God really knows how to reassure His kids. On the front of both books, written in black Sharpie, were the names Samuel and Caleb.

About sparrowjourney

Christian homeschooling mom to three boys, married to my best friend, John, for over 20 years. I love gardening without gloves, learning history with my kids, cooking with lots of butter, serving others, great books, rich coffee, studying the Bible, camping outdoors, scrapbooking, vintage home decor, the smell of rain and cut grass, authentic people, poetry, laughing until your sides hurt, and babies. oh and black licorice is pretty awesome.
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1 Response to reassurance

  1. Anonymous says:

    what a hoot!Susan

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