Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A fantastic uplifting day

For the past few weeks, I have been struggling with my confidence in homeschooling my children. I have been praying about it, and asking God for some sign that would help me to regain my confidence. The first 'sign' came at around 10am yesterday;

I made a trip to hobby lobby to purchase my supplies for a craft night at church last night. As I was getting the kids into the van I noticed an older couple reading the bible together in the parking lot. Just as I was about to get Beanie out of the stroller the lady rolled down her window and proceeded to tell me what a great job I was doing. I replied 'thank you', and she then asked me if I homeschool my children. At first I thought it was odd being that I wasn't doing anything out of the ordinary, but I replied 'yes'. She then told me that she homeschooled her 7 children and that 3 of them had doctorate degrees and that 2 of them homeschooled their own children. She went on to say how God truly blessed their family because they followed His plans for them, and not their own. She was just as sweet and soft spoken as she could be, but she spoke with such authority that I was pulled into her story. She and I talked for about 10 more minutes and said our good byes. I got in the van and thought 'what a lovely conversation', and then went about my business.

The next sign came in the mail, I received a new book from our Umbrella group. As I was skimming through the foreward I came across this verse "And the Master God, stays right there and helps me, so I am not disgraced. Therefore I set my face like a flint, confident that I'll never regret this". Isaiah 50:7. My heart was bursting, there it was, right there!! I immediately opened my bible and began to read it over and over again. God is always right there helping me, he will not let me be disgraced for following His plan, and because of Him I will never regret my decision to keep going. I then started thinking about my encounter from the parking lot earlier that morning. God was telling me to keep going, that he would bless me for my decision to homeschool.

The last sign that day was when we were actually in the midst of our school work, Peanut turned to me and said, "Mom, I am going to homeschool my children too." Well at that point I almost cried.

God thank you for such an amazing day yesterday. I know that I will probably doubt myself again, but I will never doubt you. Thank you for the signs and for the encouraging words when I needed it most.


  1. WOW!!!!! That's amazing! Thank God that He hears us and sends reminders to us of why He placed a passion in our hearts to begin with. Also, what an awesome verse!

  2. What a great story. Thanks for sharing that with us. I needed to hear that story. THANKS.