The post that changes our lives forever ~ In the best way EVER

Sunday I posted on my blog my frustrations with the social relms of public school and poured my heart out about how I was considering homeschooling.

I received amazing feedback from some amazing mamas that I can’t wait to learn more from.

Our hearts are set, the paperwork for Connections Academy is filled out….

We are choosing to homeschool Jayden.

This is a whole new adventure that I’m scared to the very bone about, but I know that God wouldn’t put it so strongly in both my heart and Gino’s heart if it wasn’t the best thing we could be doing for our son.

I never thought I’d be here, even a week ago homeschool really never even entered my mind.  At first the idea almost made me feel a little depressed.  It’s a huge change, and change and I don’t mix well together.  Change and Jayden mixes even worse.  The more I’ve contemplated this decision, and the more advice I’ve received from others who have been in my shoes exactly, the more I feel this amazing peace over my heart in regards to this.

The mama bear inside of me just can’t sit by while my son is mistreated.  The mama bear in me can’t settle for anything less than Jayden deserves.  I’m telling you, I never ONCE considered homeschool.  In my mind you just send your kids off to school and hope they turn out okay.  But I don’t want to hope anymore, I want to ensure.  I want to build my children’s character the way I want to, not the way society does.  I want my children’s examples to be from Gino and I, not other children at school who have horrible examples at home.

I want to set my son up for success in life.

I want to see his glowing smile as he learns something new.

I want him to learn more than just math facts and basics, I want him to learn from the world that’s in our hands.

As scared as I am inside, we’re doing this.  We’re diving head first and we’re going to open a whole new chapter in our lives.  A chapter than I know will one of the best chapters in our life, because Jayden and I will be learning and growing together.

Prior posts that lead up to this:

{My Out of Sync Child}

{He Knows He’s Different}

{The moment I pray for God to have some answers for me}

19 comments to The post that changes our lives forever ~ In the best way EVER

  • It really does sound like you are doing what is best for him. And you will work through this transition together. *Hugs*

  • Congratulations on making a decision that is best for your family, for your child. Homeschooling is a choice that you are dedicated to, and no matter how you made that choice I wish you success in it!
    Andrea recently posted..Semi-Wordless Wednesday

  • That is so awesome Amanda! I’m excited for you and Jayden. I know that things will go great for you and this will be the best thing for him. Let us know how things go!!
    Tylaine recently posted..Totally Selfish Request

  • For what its worth, I think you are making both a wise and brave decision. As mommies we need to do what is best for our little ones and I think that’s exactly what you are choosing to do! Please keep us posted on how it all works out…xxxx
    Jenn recently posted..Remembering to Breathe

    • Thank you so much, Jenn. We definitely do know what’s best for our little ones. I wanted to tell you also that I’ve been keeping you guys in my prayers. Life for me has been extremely hectic and busy, but I did read your post on my phone. Hang in there, friend…. I’m glad you’ve read The Secret, just keep those thoughts positive!

  • Chrystle

    Way to be a proactive instead of a reactive Mom! I’m proud of you!

  • Don’t be afraid! You’re going to have so much fun! Of course, it’s not always easy, especially that first year, but you can do it! I know our first year was so bumpy I wondered if we could even make it, but the second one has been golden, so far. I can’t wait to hear how it goes for you. :-)

    • We are going to have so much fun! It’s amazing how much support I’ve already found online and a great homeschool group I found in my area. Feel free to share any advice you have for me 😉

  • Joy

    Congrats on making the decision to homeschool your child! If you have any questions, just ask!
    Joy recently posted..Hip Homeschool Hop and a Giveaway – 10-12

  • *stands up and cheers* Congratulations!!

    I know it’s a terrifying step. One that I’m fearing when our time comes myself…but sometimes it’s just RIGHT for a child. I know it’s right for ours, and I’m counting down the days until I can finally bring her home. Maybe next time my husband will listen to me when I say something isn’t right for my girl *sigh*

    Good luck…I can’t wait to see how much this adventure helps him!!
    Sarah recently posted..She can turn the world on with her smile

  • Hi Amanda! I just jumped over here from THL. Isn’t it funny how quickly you can go from never considering homeschooling to being totally onboard?!? I’m so excited for you as you start your hs journey! We started ours a little over 5 years ago and have NEVER been sorry for a second!

    Lord bless your family!
    Sarah

    • Hi Sarah!! Thanks for coming over :) I’m seriously shocked how within a matter of a week I can feel so strongly about something I never before considered. I’m blown away by all of the amazing advice I’ve received and how I’ve had this weird shield that was over my eyes be lifted up so I can see what Jayden truly deserves.

  • Congratulations on making this choice. It is a big decision but once you finalize the withdrawal process it feels like a huge weight has been lifted off your shoulders. I look forward to following along with your journey. This is our first year homeschooling both our girls. You will experience amazing highs and lows but know that there are amazing women (and men) out there to turn to and seek wisdom from.

    ~Jess
    Jessica recently posted..Weekly Accomplishments

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