Friday, December 19, 2014

making some decisions & changes

Sorry for the quiet again.  Lots of things happening around here since my last post about the hard & the beautiful stuff.

We've made some decisions about some changes we are making as a family.  It's nothing I ever thought I could or would do, but we are taking the plunge into homeschooling our 2 littlest punkins.

I am beyond words at how supportive Kemeri's school has been of our decision. They have truly invested themselves in understanding not just her educational needs, but her emotional ones as well.  She will continue to receive her therapies, but now they will come to our home.

And I will do my best to continue the good work they've been doing to help her catch up while also pouring all I have into this little one's heart to help her understand that family is forever.

We have already started converting the "green room" (it used to be painted now has green furniture, so it's still considered the green room) into a place that houses some basic preschool materials.  I am so thankful for all of the online resources, other homeschooling moms, & especially my oldest daughters, who are both teachers, for inspiration.

We decided that both girls would benefit from being at home, & Kendi has loved it.  Kemeri has had a trial run since we've battled some illness, but as of today, we are official (we had an IEP meeting at her school & discussed the new arrangements).

Truth be told, I'm a little nervous.  Those doubts of "what if I'm horrible at this?" can so easily creep in.  But then I remind myself that motherhood has taken me out of my comfort zone time & again as I have sought to do things in each of my children's best interest.  Right now, we believe it is in these sweet girls' best interest to work on establishing confidence in the fact they are an amazingly special part of our family.  We pray that they find strength in that knowledge that inspires them to spread their wings & follow their dreams as they grow.


Sarah Wells said...

Just as you conduct all areas of your life and family with grace, here, too, you will be grace-filled and graceful. You can do it. You are an inspiration. Thank you for instilling hope and joy in these beautiful girls. What sweethearts.

Kimmie said...


How awesome! Enjoy your exciting journey. We are in and what a journey it has been! (year 19, really! and if I can do it, anyone can!!)

May God be your Head Master and may the Holy Spirit be your wisdom and council, with Jesus interceding for you as you walk it out daily!

mama to 8
one homemade and 7 adopted

Linda said...

Welcome to the homeschooling journey! You are not alone, and there are lots of homeschooling moms who will be willing to share their experiences with you. I never wanted to homeschool until it seemed like the only choice for my daughter who did not do well in a traditional classroom setting. We found a great curriculum ( and embraced our local homeschool group. Both of those things helped ease us into successful homeschooling. Eight years later we are still at it, and it has been amazing so far. I hope your journey is as amazing! Happy Homeschooling and Merry Christmas!