By: Jennifer Murray

We Kissed Homeschooling Goodbye…


Curriculum was ordered.  Their 1 day a week tutelage at The Master’s Study tuition was paid. Goals had been written. We were gearing up for our 3rd year of homeschool.


About a week and a half ago when Brad took the boys to an indoor playground while I was fighting off a headache.  He ran into a contact who chatted with him briefly about Trader’s Point Christian Academy where his son attended, and Brad decided to stop by the school office just to explore it  for upcoming years if we decided not to continue homeschool at some point. He knew it would most likely be out of the question financially, but decided to grab some information, regardless.

One week later we were meeting with the admissions director and touring the school, torn completely by what to do for THIS school year, and the thought of letting go of something we loved.

On Monday we registered them, met with staff, bought school supplies, attended the open house, and tried to ready ourselves for a BIG change for our family. Everything fell into place extremely quickly and smoothly.

So why change something good?

There were so many contributing factors that led us to this decision.  Overall, it’s what we’ve prayed about and come to the decision that this is what’s best for our boys and our family this year. We didn’t want to leave our community at TMS. We didn’t want to give up our freedom of having our boys at home and the flexibility of our schedule. We didn’t want to let them go in so many ways.

If we picked the most comfortable thing, we wouldn’t have changed a thing.

In the whirlwind of emotions and contemplating changes, God guided our steps to here.  And perhaps it’s just the honeymoon phase, but it’s going better than we could have ever imagined. We have been embraced by the staff and parents, and we have felt so incredibly welcomed. I met with a few parents at a coffee/prayer meet-up on the first day of school, and a woman I had never met said she and several others had been praying for us by name. Incredible. 

My heart still hurts a little with dropping off four at once, but I’m confident that God has great things planned for their year. We LOVED our 2 extra years to have them here at home, and we’re open to doing so again at some point if we’re led.  We appreciate your prayers and grace during this transition.

PS Anyone need any homeschool supplies/curriculum?  😉

10 Responses to “We Kissed Homeschooling Goodbye…”

  1. Jaycee
    August 14, 2014 at 4:39 pm #

    I do. Ship it over to my triplets. lol.

    Wow. What a change. My children cry when I mention the thought of going to school again. Good luck to you and your beautiful family. In my prayers!!

  2. Jess Bosman
    August 14, 2014 at 4:52 pm #

    My nieces just started school there this year, too! How very exciting to be opening a new chapter. Enjoy! 🙂

  3. Ordinary Sarah
    August 14, 2014 at 5:25 pm #

    Lots of homeschool changes for us this year as we’ll. Very hard, definitely not comfortable. Thanks for the encouragement!

  4. Leah
    August 14, 2014 at 6:08 pm #

    Just curious…what curriculum are you trying to unload? 😉
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  5. Brittany
    August 14, 2014 at 7:45 pm #

    We have even changed mid-year! Going with what God leads is #1 every time. He’ll bless you and the boys wherever they are, as long as you’re in His will. Good for you for being open to and willing to go with His (even at the last second) will instead of what’s comfortable. We’ve recently had to go with what wasn’t comfortable, but what we felt God was leading us to do. God is blessing us hugely for our obedience, more than I’d imagined, actually.

  6. Kate Powell
    August 15, 2014 at 2:03 am #

    They will be a blessing to that place

  7. Barbara Manatee
    August 15, 2014 at 2:10 am #

    Best of luck to your little men! Glad they are off to a good start and I hope they have a great year!
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  8. Elyse
    August 15, 2014 at 4:25 am #

    It’s a really tough change but I am sure there’s a reason. It’s a very personal decision too. I hope the boys love it and you all adjust well!

  9. Crystal
    August 16, 2014 at 3:04 pm #

    I pray the prayer about education/school from “Power of a Praying Parent” A LOT for Jack especially, and will start with Jude too, because we move so much. We’re considering homeschooling in the future, but right now it would probably be an impossibility thanks to Avinly’s very high-maintenance personality. Sigh. Parenting is tough.
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  10. Sharren Popenfoose
    August 22, 2014 at 11:53 pm #

    God will open many doors of ministry for you and the boys as you meet parents and kids. I have heard great things about Trader’s Point Christian Academy!
    Sharren Popenfoose recently posted.. Taylor’s Gift: a Book about Grief and Organ Donation

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