(Tis the season for making school choices. I thought this might help you)
I just want to remind you, dear mother, that no matter which educational option you choose, it's going to be ok. You are going to survive this bumpy journey of school change. Sometimes the hardest part is actually making the decision. Realize you may fall but just get back up and carry on. Let the waves of doubt, fear, failure, pain, and disappointment wash over you. You and your child(ren) will survive. Change is difficult. It feels stiff, like an uncomfortable new shoe. It must be trodden many times before it feels like a comfortable old friend. But it will someday.
Know you aren't a better or worse mom because of your decision. Putting your child in school doesn't mean you are a failure any more than homeschooling them guarantees success. Don't seek your value as a wife, mother, or woman in any school option. Goodness, holiness, and success as a mother comes from who you are not your school choices. Because you care.... No matter where life finds you, you care. I can almost bet you have spent countless hours surfing the net, researching all possible answers and turned it over in your mind too many times to remember. You care and you want a good situation for your child and family. Maybe you need to work to help support the family. Some hope to improve their relationship with their child. Others want to opportunities they can't provide at home. No matter your reasons, it will be fine. You will make the school choice work. And if it doesn't work, it isn't set in stone. It is pliable, changeable, and it may take some experimenting to find out which one fits. But you will survive.
About Rest for the Weary
I hope you will find this little spot a place of rest and refreshment for your soul. My intention is to build up women in the trenches of homeschooling. This includes veterans who are burned out and former homeschooling moms who have decided for one reason or another to put some or all of their children in school. Thanks for stopping by. Take a deep breath of refreshment for your weary soul.