A new chapter…

ImageToday marks the beginning of a new chapter in the lives of my two oldest daughters and me.  It’s a chapter that is sure to be filled with many trials and challenges but more importantly a chapter that holds infinite possibilities.  Today, my girls and I begin homeschooling.

I’m sure many of you are wondering if I’ve lost my mind…having 2 children with special needs is challenging enough and now homeschooling.  But quite honestly, having 2 children with special needs is probably the primary reason I have chosen this path.

Lillie & Emma Grace are amazing young ladies.  They understand that Beau & Bitty require constant attention which oftentimes means exercising patience, tolerance and understanding even in the most trying situations.  They do this with grace.

Homeschooling will be an opportunity to focus on them and to teach them things that go far beyond the text books.

That’s not to say we won’t study algebra and science and literature…we will.  But perhaps more importantly, I’m looking forward to teaching them things that you can’t find in text books.  Things that require life experience…feeding the homeless, helping those in need, learning to advocate, becoming missionaries…I hope through this homeschooling experience, I will help build their self confidence and character and empower them to make a difference in the world.

One response

  1. Good luck, Amy! I know the girls will have the best teacher possible! Lots of love to you and the family! xo xo Moogers

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