Monday, October 28, 2013

The New School Year

It's here.  Well, it's been here for a while, actually.  We're still homeschooling, and we're still liking it.  I like it more this year than ever.  The kids are having a great time.  I'm seeing progress in lots of areas, and we're staying busy!  So busy in fact that blogging isn't really on my mind much.  But I would like to blog more about homeschooling with a child with special needs.  It's a challenge for sure, and not every day looks productive.  In fact some days I feel like "regress" rather than "progress" is made.

Then my child will amaze me by demonstrating some skill or memory that I had no idea had stuck in that adorable little head.

We're beginning a new journey next week.  I get to meet with someone at a local school to help develop an IEP for Isaiah.  I'm nervous.  I'm excited about the extra resources that will become available to us, but I'm nervous.  I'm praying for wisdom for lots of reasons, but basically it boils down to this:

Father, I want to do what is best for my child.  I don't want to worry about what people will think of me as a mother, a woman, a teacher.  I want to remember that what is best for my child is that setting, that lesson, that interaction that will encourage his heart to love You more and to serve other people.  Amen.

I'd appreciate prayers, friends.  And if you've gone down this road or are walking it now, I'd love your input.