13 boxes

13 boxes will arrive at my door tomorrow.

THIRTEEN.

And I will unpack. And I will sort. And I will organize.

And then I will teach from that which the boxes once housed.

And we will have freedom. Freedom from inside the box.

Don’t know if that makes sense to you, but it does to me. Sometimes we need to have boundaries in order to experience true freedom. This schooling without boundaries/structure/guidelines all in the name of freedom to choose our own curriculum has not been an experience of freedom for me. I have been a slave to the computer scraping and clawing at the cage trying to piece together a plan.

This new curriculum will bring with it set boundaries, guidelines, and a plan. The dark cloud of self-doubt has dissapated and I am at peace knowing with these 13 boxes, and the heart that loves to teach my children, we will be doing more than enough.

That is after-all, the nagging question of many homeschooling families. Are we doing enough? Are we fulfilling everything our state requires? What if my kids want to go back to school, will they be behind? Am I forgetting some essential that someone forgot to mention to me?

With k12 the questions will be answered. And for that I am grateful.

Grateful. Even if it does mean 13 more boxes in our house! Oh well, I guess we will use them for when we move. But more on that another day.

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  1. Mary B says:

    Once again, Stacey, you put such eloquent words to paper (or screen) and touch my heart. The enough part…in my case, am I doing enough as a Christian to share my faith with others? To let them see his light in me? I don't know if I am or not, but I know that I am trying. Thanks so much for posting!!!

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