After MUCH praying, my husband and I have decided to homeschool the 7 year old next year. He is currently in a private Christian school that I absolutely LOVE. However, the responsibility for educating him is ours, and even though we have delegated it to wonderful people with a strong Christian worldview and the teaching is Christ-centered, is it OK to get someone else to do our job? I have been praying for 2 years that my husband would let me homeschool Daniel. So this is certainly an answered prayer. Now I am really scared! When I pulled my then 5th grader out of public school and started homeschooling I was not intimidated at all. Now I am very intimidated. I am so thrilled with the education that Daniel was getting and now I am worried I won't do as well as they did. BUT incompetence is no excuse for disobedience. I will just be praying for competence.
I am very grateful that Daniel has attended this school and we may even let the little one go for a year or two. I am especially grateful that I got to see a classical model in motion. A classical education is something I had read about, but didn't have a clear picture of it in my head. Now that I have seen it work I am SOLD. We probably will end up somewhere between classical and Charlotte Mason. I think they are similar in many ways. I do like the memorization in the classical model and am daily amazed at what Daniel can memorize.
A new adventure for our family is in the making. I am truly excited. God is good!