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 "