Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wednesday's Words

Mother Wit

natural wit or intelligence

Recently, my ten year old daughter taught me how to create a PowerPoint on our computer. My eight year old taught himself how to multiply by nines, while on our way to Walmart yesterday. So, so, so much smarter than I was at their ages.

I'm very thankful for all that they have learned while in public school, but I'm so excited to home school my kiddos. Gabriel is hoping to start next semester, but as Lindsey is in her final year of elementary school she requested to "graduate" with her friends at the end of the school year.

I'm going to thoroughly enjoy learning along with my children. I was not born with the mother wit my children seem to be blessed with, so I've gotta work on the ole brain a wee bit to get it into tip-top teaching shape. I've forgotten so much. Both are in the accelerated program at their school, so I'm worried that I won't be able to challenge their minds like their Reach class has been able to (Would you believe that my fifth grader will be dissecting a fetal pig in that class, two weeks from now? I did that in eleventh grade Anatomy!). I've gotta start cracking some books now!

Lord, I know that this is going to be an amazing journey for all of us, and I am so grateful to be given the opportunity to do this. I ask that you give me the knowledge, motivation, and will to educate these three children in Your way, Father. Help me to not fail these children. Help me to also learn as much from them as they may learn from me. I ask these things in Jesus' name. Amen.

If you are a homeschool parent or know one, and have advise for this soon-to-be homeschooling mama, feel free to e-mail or comment (below). Thanks!

Relishing in His goodness...


Karyn said...

WOW! You are so amazing! You can totally do this Christy, and your kids are so lucky to have a mom like you. :)

Your children are adorable and I love their tshirts...tie dye rocks.

Good luck and keep us posted...I have a very dear friend who is a long time home schooler, she runs a Christian HS fellowship site and has a blog:
which is under construction right now, but I will have her email you with some info.


Christy said...

Thank you, so much, Karyn! I don't know anyone in my area who home schools, so I need all the help I can get. :0)

Tie dye is pretty cool! tee hee Those shirts were made for church field trips, and outreach. We like em. :0)

Thanks again! You're always so encouraging. I appreciate that more than you know. :0)

Cassy said...

You're going to do GREAT! And don't worry about what you do or do not are going to be learning right along with them! I'm getting the education I didn't get when I went to school! Do you have curriculum in mind already? I just know you're going to have an enriching homeschool experience!

Christy said...

Thanks Cassy! I'm getting nervous about it, and have been doubting myself lately. Your encouragement is so very much appreciative. I'm enrolling the children in the Georgia Virtual Academy program. I've heard excellent things about it, and am looking forward to getting them enrolled and getting it all started. :0)

Your blog has been quite helpful to me. You've given me a lot of great ideas. Each time I visit, I get more excited about homeschooling. :0)