To homeschool or not??

Before Zeke started VPK (voluntary pre-kindergarten) we prayed about homeschooling him. Arnett was leaning towards public school and I was leaning towards, well towards I didn’t know. I knew lots of homeschooling families and the idea intrigued me and scared me to the core. I saw the tremendous advantages in homeschooling, but was so scared of messing our child up! After praying and praying and praying some more, God answered our prayers. His response, Titus! Let me unpack that for you a bit… School was due to start August 19. About 9 months before the start of school, we got pregnant!! Titus’ due date and the first day of school were a week apart. Arnett and I both knew there was no way I could homeschool and take care of a newborn at the same time. Maybe if we were in our 2nd or 3rd year of homeschooling, but not our first! We both felt this was the answer we had been searching for, so Zeke started VPK at the local preschool he had been going to 3 days a week. The day before school, Titus made his grand entrance into this world!! God’s plan is perfect!!

The journey continues, but until next time…

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Where to begin???

I guess there’s no better place than the beginning, so here it goes…

Arnett and I met on a blind date in April 2003. I told my friend he wasn’t my type but gave her the go ahead to give him my phone number. Well, 2 years later we said “I Do”. 3 years after that God called us to serve as missionaries in Mali, West Africa. January 2009, we boarded a plane to West Africa. May of that same year we welcomed our first born, Zeke. We spent almost 3 years in Mali and was it ever an adventure. You can read more about that here. 4 months after we returned home, we welcomed our 2nd child, Nema Grace. Her name, “Nema” (pronounced “Emma” with an “N” on the front), is the word for Grace in the language we learned while in Africa. A short 19 months later, we welcomed our 3rd child, a son named Titus.

That’s our story in a nut shell. Until next time…