The Lord has so blessed us in the past few days! Here we are, on the brink of a new school year, & it's not only Ditz who is unmotivated. I was feeling very ho~hum; barely a spark to get the old engine thrumming so what has the Lord done? Sent a huge blessing our way in the shape of another homeschooling family.
Now if you are one of the blessed families with homeschoolers all over the district & a large, supportive homeschool group, pity those of us less fortunate who go from year to year never speaking to a really truly live homeschooler! Most of the homeschoolers I know are *virtual*. Worse, of the *real* ones I know the kids are so academic I can barely bring myself to admit we homeschool too & my bright little Ditz is all about music & art. *blush*
So when this new family rocks up to church the entire church rose up & practically threw her my way saying, 'Oh, jeannie homeschools too!' I tentatively enquire about curriculum...She does her own. I consider our large empty hall with no stone for me to crawl under & hide. She tentatively offers they throw maths books at walls & have crying sessions over math. My ears prick. Could they possibly be....? Yep ~ music & art!!! Her girl is the same age as my Ditz & the girls have hit it off. She plays French horn. Mum teaches brass; has already offered to do theory with the girls together. Yay! I offer to put them in touch with the community band & offer a loan of our Sonlight readers.
They have just arrived from Britain; struggling with the culture shock, so today I rounded up Ditz, took chips & dip & we went visiting. Double blessing. She was so thrilled to show me what they are doing & I was so thrilled to be shown. Here's someone else gearing history to music & art! I came home really excited about our homeschooling again. Sometimes we need others to sharpen us, blow away the cobwebs, give us back our vision.
Blessings for my social, extroverted little butterfly who's constant refrain has been, 'but I don't like being all on my own! No~one else has to homeschool.' Well, guess what, Ditz? She's really missed having Liddy round for schooling company. I have a head full of new ideas, new angles I haven't thought of & I can't wait to start up again...which won't be tomorrow. Tomorrow we shop. The freezer is quite, quite empty & while the Ditz & I might be prepared to go vegetatian the men in out life certainly aren't!