When One Door Closes, Another One Opens

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

– Proverbs 22:6

Last week, we received a couple of boxes from A Beka Books, the homeschooling curriculum I’ve chosen for my son next school year. It contained the necessary textbooks, workbooks and teacher guides, etc.

Ironically, I received it during the last couple days of work as I closed out my school year at work. I was overwhelmed with the reality of making the switch, and the tiredness of closing out the school year with my students. Tired.

A co-worker asked me about my son’s schooling next year, and as the years approach many of them ask if he would be attending the school where I work. We were supervising the End of the Year School Dance – gyrating, and contemporary music with questionable lyrics filled the cafeteria. This is what I do not want exposed to my son.

Looking out my classroom window, this is what I see: security escorting a student to the office (because of a referral for a fight in class).

I told her my decision, and she was encouraging, saying that I was organized enough to be able to do it.

That same day another incident occurred that solidified my decision to keep my professional life separate from my personal life – which includes my son. I blogged about it here on my personal blog.

Whenever I’m feeling stumped, I always go back to the basics: my faith. Trainimg up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6).

This is really more a reminder to myself, and that this is my purpose for my son.

I look forward to working with the A Beka curriculum and adding my own flavor to our learning at home atmosphere. This is the freedom to do so, and I am humbly grateful for the opportunity.

Aloha & Amen ~