Welcome to I'm Livin' My Dream! For those of you who are coming over from one of my other blogs, you may think, "Why another blog?" The answer is simple. As I try to do more and more in the homeschool community- both local and online, I am finding the necessity to have a specific homeschool blog to which to refer those who want or need to read homeschooling information but who don't really care to read my rambling thoughts on a particular subject or know what my menu plan for the week will be. Thus the birth of I'm Livin' My Dream.
I thank you for stopping by for my debut post, and I hope you'll come back often to this and my newly renamed The Courtney Six Homeschool Blog. Here, I'll be sharing what's up with our family, homemaking tips (not that I have many), an occasional devotional, product reviews (that don't have to do with homeschooling), and personal thoughts. On the homeschool blog, I'll be sharing what we're doing in our homeschooling, homeschooling tips (I have MANY more of these!), curriculum information, and product reviews that have to do with homeschooling. And, in all your remaining free time, you can drop by my Good Reads blog where I post about what I'm currently reading- the good, the bad, and the ugly.
So why call it "I'm Livin' My Dream?" Cute story that I laugh at- on a good day. Before I married my dear husband, I shared with him my deep dreams- to have many children and to be a teacher. Thankfully, he was in agreement- at least theoretically, and so we began our married life. I was teaching in the Christian school in which I had grown up. Fast forward a few years to the birth of our first child. She was born in July, and I was scheduled to go back to teaching the first of October. I remember a date with my dear husband just a few weeks before that scheduled return to work. We had left our daughter for the first time. I sat there finishing my supper and talking with Jason, and suddenly I began to cry. He very sweetly asked me why, and I managed to stammer out that I didn't want to go to work and leave my baby. Very calmly and patiently (He's a wise man!), he said, "Who told you you had to go back to work?"
Thus began my greatest journey as a stay-at-home and later homeschooling mom. As the years have passed and the children have grown, I have realized that what I thought was just my dream was in fact God's leading and prompting to be home with my children and then to homeschool them. It is a privilege and a blessing to do this. But, there are days, oh yes, there are days! And on those days when I think I am losing my mind, I call that dear, sweet, patient husband of mine, and he reminds me, "You're livin' your dream, Babe, livin' your dream." And, after I recover from the urge to choke him, I remember that he is correct. I am indeed livin' my dream. Praise God!