Life went in a completely different direction today... I actually took EK to 'visit' preschool for many reasons. I would appreciate any prayers lifted for us as we ALL make adjustments to what we THOUGHT our life looked like. God is SO amazing and does amazing things in my life everyday. I am so blessed and want to make my life a living sacrifice for Him!
Scott and I pray daily about the direction of our family and for some time, I have prayed where God was leading me... All along, I have been adamant about home schooling EK and God has shown me, she can have both worlds right now. I was feeling a need to help our family financially in some way and have an opportunity to teach very part time in the mornings @ a local elem. school. So EK and I visited preschool together again yesterday and she loved it. She knew over half her class and her day flowed very similar to a day I might have had in K: welcome, calendar, dancing and movement (twice), sheet work, storytime (twice), snack, art and painting, free center play. She also went to chapel and out for playtime on playground. She had a ball and definitely loved it. We enjoyed Happy Meals as a special treat together and returned home to hear her say, "Can we do REAL school now?"- that was music to my ears... God saying- "I'm not replacing what you were doing here at home, just adding to it"... so WHY? you may be asking... did you need to put her in preschool?
As I said, I have been given an opportunity to teach very part time at a local elementary school starting sometime in October and I would be able to that in the mornings plus I am hoping to sub at preschool too. It won't be a huge salary but it will be helping our family in a small way while giving EK the experience of being with sweet friends and learning too.
So I entitled this post- Finding my Way. Today was an extremely tough day for me. It is the very FIRST time I had driven away leaving EK at a building for an extended period of time. I walked her in, stood at the door while she unpacked, and then backed away to see her sitting on the carpet with big eyes looking at me (no tears) :). I sat out in the waiting area for a long time and God gave me the courage to stand up and leave her for a short while. I could not wait to pick her up and see what she had to say... Her teacher said she had a GREAT day and she said she wanted to go back tomorrow!
Why am I Finding my Way? Because for 3 wonderful years, EK has been with me and SHE was what I did with my time and I LOVED IT!!! This morning I was LOST without her. It was nauseating to leave her but God reminded me:
“You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. For in just a very little while, ‘He who is coming will come and will not delay’” (Hebrews 10:36–37 NIV)
So here's a trustworthy equation: Little Faith + Big God = Huge Results! - You take your little faith; "Lord, I believe! Help me with my unbelief!" - And you place your faith in our big God. And then he'll show you how he works out huge results.All that to say... I believe God lead me to this place in my life and He is blessing our family. I hope all my home school friends understand where I am coming from and know I am still doing it with you just in a different way. We shall see where God leads us next year but for now we are all just fine and know that He already knows and will lead the way. I guess I've Found my Way after all- JUST FOLLOW!!! Whew!
Here are a few pics of EK yesterday at preschool...