Today, starts a big journey for our family. Not only is my little boy going to kindergarten for the first time, but we have decided to homeschool my daughter this year for the 2nd Grade. Don’t worry, we don’t have the jean jumpers and the protective bubble to keep her safe from the outside world.
In truth, there are several reasons we have decided to homeschool this year, the main reason being her physical health. At the beginning of the year, Maeven was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. She has done an amazing job of adjusting to her new diet and making changes needed for her to feel better. However, we found that in the public school setting we just really couldn’t keep her from getting “glutened.” So often the kids are rewarded with food that contains gluten, given treats with gluten, or kids just bringing in food from home with gluten. So whether she ate something she shouldn’t or just got cross contaminated, Maeven was constantly getting sick. After several cases of strep throat, the flu, and other issues arising from having a compromised immune system we knew that something had to be done.
So this year we have decided to homeschool her. My wife and I have made the decision that homeschooling will be a year by year and kid by kid decision. More than anything we want to give her a chance for her gut and immune health to heal up well. Also, it gives us a chance to pour into her Biblically in her education. Already, in the 1st grade last year she was hearing things I didn’t hear until I was a teenager. So this year, we get to really make sure what she hears during her educational hours in Christ centered.
My wife and I are excited to have this opportunity and nervous at the same time. Please keep us in your prayers as this new journey starts today!