Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Okay, so I'll be working on our homeschool schedule over the next few days. I'm doing it in pencil, of course, because there's always so much I need to tweak. But if I go into this year without a plan, it's going to be complete mayhem.
I spend some time in prayer before I start--not that I expect God to say "Do swimming lessons on Mondays and Wednesdays, not Tuesdays and Thursdays." I do ask for wisdom, though, and the ability to process upcoming details (including Dave's schedule) so that I can minimize surprises. In the past, I've been too ambitious in our schedule, much to the dismay of my children--or myself! I'm going to be more careful to make this year challenging, yet doable. I'll build in more flex time at the beginning of the year, too, until we get into the swing of things.
Sometimes, I need to delete something on the schedule. Or I think to myself, "Hmmm...we never did get around to that, did we?" Then, guilt sets in. I was recently reminded of how the Apostle Paul meant to visit Rome on his way to Spain. As far as we know, Paul never got to Spain. He did get to Rome, but not in the way he expected. Likewise, we may never get to Spain, but the Lord will bring us to Rome in His own way. I just hope our homeschool journey doesn't include a shipwreck.