I think I am catching the scrapping bug again! I have had this layout in my head for a few months...


Credits


various frames, tree stamp, paper... K. Pertiet
12 x 12 edge overlay.. A.Aspnes
ruler brush.. K.Mize
tabbed frame... L.Sanford


Journaling


In April 2009, I felt God leading me to homeschool our kids. My first response was “Are you sure Lord?!!” I had great respect for people who homeschooled but I never saw myself as a homeschool mom. I stayed up late one night reading all I could online about homeschooling...the pros, the cons...I read articles and blogs and homeschool curriculum reviews. I couldn’t sleep after that.. I knew it was what I was supposed to do. When Joe woke up the next morning I told him what I was feeling. His response was “Let’s do it!” Every step of the way God continued to confirm that this was the way we should go. Micaiah was already in public school, part way through his first year so this would be a big adjustment for all of us. Along the way I had my doubts...”Is this the right decision... what if it doesn’t work.. how am I going to manage a 6 year old, 4 year old and 2 year old all day every day?” I didn’t have the answers but I kept holding on to the fact that it was God that lead me this way so He would continue to lead me. I dove head first into curriculum choices, talked to homeschooling parents and continued to follow many awesome blogs.. I found inspiration and encouragement around every corner. We started in September and it has been a learning experience for us all. There have been good days and bad days, challenges and frustrations, days I think I made the wrong choice and then days I know without a shadow of a doubt that this is what I am supposed to be doing. I have learned a lot about myself. I have learned that homeschooling is not just “school at home”. I have learned to adust and adapt. There is still so much for me to learn, but I am so thankful I am on this journey. I have to continually trust God for strength, patience, endurance and so many other things but I look forward to seeing where He leads us and how my kids will blossom. Yes, it is sometimes tough but I wouldn’t trade it for the world! Feb 14 2010



Thanks to all of you who welcomed me back! I have missed scrapping and posting Smile Hopefully I will have a little time here and there.. until the baby comes anyway!