Homeschooling Friday {Link Up Party} “First Year, the Good, the Bad & the Ugly”

If you're new here, I would love to have you join our community. You can subscribe to my RSS feed or subscribe by email so you don't miss a thing!


I can not believe that our first year of Homeschooling is coming to a end. Though we are not taking a summer break, our schedule has slowed way down so that Peyton stays fresh with what we have learned all year. It seems like yesterday we were just getting started.

I know when the Lord called me to bring my son home from public school, I was scared to death. All I could think about was is, Lord I can NOT do this!

Then the enemy started flooding my head with these thoughts:

  • You have NO idea what your doing
  • The world says that you don’t have an education to teach your son.
  • You don’t even know where to start.
  • Most of all, YOUR GONNA FAIL?

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths” (Proverbs 3:5)

I quickly had to stay in prayer because I knew that the Lord wanted me to bring my son home and He would equip me to do His will.

As I received the peace I needed to know that I COULD do what the Lord called me to we started our first year Homeschooling.

Now here is where it gets tricky. I am not sure if this goes on with all new homeschoolers or just me LOL but I had this dream going on, on how the days would go when we got started. Only to get slammed in my face because nothing I dreamed about CAME TRUE!

I truly thought I could plan out my sons schedule, he would get up be excited to be with mom all day, do his work and then have the rest of the day free.


That is not how it happened at all. He did NOT want to get up. He only liked spending SOME of the day with me and he did NOT want to do his work. He wanted to NOT follow directions but play all day.

This is where it gets ugly.

There were many days that I sat and just cried! I told the the Lord that I CAN NOT DO THIS! He does not want to listen to me, all he wants to do is play. I am just not cut out for this! What am I doing wrong?

“My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me” 2 Corinthians 12:9

The bottom line SONYA was trying to run our days instead of letting the Lord run each day. You really don’t know how much you are controling until nothing you do works out.

I will say this the most important thing that we both can take away from our first year is the BOND that we formed. I got to understand more about  my son. I got to really learn his learning style. I got to share in what he WANTED to learn. I was able to watch God mold him. I didn’t miss important moments with him.

Once we both learned to surrender each of days to the Lord, {we are still working on this} our days became like adventures. The world became our teaching grounds.

Though we are far from perfect, everyday is another day to learn to surrender to the Lord. Each day is His and He has great things for us when we seek Him.

The most important thing is that my sons foundation in Christ is strong. Homeschooling provides just that.

“May the God of hope, fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”(Romans 15:13)

Would love to hear about your Good, Bad & Ugly in your homeschooling!

Today and every Friday, I want to invite bloggers to link-up any blog post that will encourage women in their journey of homeschooling. I am looking for post on homeschooling, carschooling, roadschooling, ect.

All you have to do is enter your direct link to your post into the link up below!

I’d also like to ask you to link back here with the Homeschooling Friday’s button so that other bloggers can join in on the fun!

homeschooling fridays

Right click on the button, save to your computer, add to your post

Don’t forget to get entered for the Mike’s Inspiration Station Art 12 DVD Art set Giveaway!

mikes art dvd

Today is the last day to get entered


Never miss a post! Get free right to your inbox!

Share Button
About Sonya

I am a sinner saved by grace trying to move through this broken world as a wife, mom and homeschooler. I have 3 gorgeous sons {24, 17 & 11} and a wonderful husband of 13 years, that have my heart! I don’t have all the answers however sharing my life with you in hopes that it will drawer you closer to Him. I pray that when you leave here you walk away knowing Him better.

Speak Your Mind