Hello there lovely readers of my blog, welcome, welcome, thankyou for visiting :)
Im feeling very happy today! My heart is soaring!
Ever since I first thought about homeschooling, the thing that freaked me out was the THEAC (Tasmanian Home Education Advisory Council ) home visit! Thinking about it made me stressed.
Yesterday was the day... the day I had been dreading for so long. And surprisingly enough, the moment I saw the lady walk down the driveway my nerves turned to excitement... umm hello... the dreaded visit and i'm bouncing to open the door!?!? I knew the lady years ago, and the first thing she said is, "All morning I was trying to picture what you would look like these days, and you are exactly what Id imagined". Well that set the meeting off well and I didnt shut up for an hour.
She looked through all of Malachi's work, and went through all of his blogs (I had printed them all), she asked Chi questions and wrote lots of notes. She thought he was very animated. He put on a great performance, man I was proud of him!!! He bought things out to show her and even spilled dirt from his worm farm on her! She asked me question about assessment etc etc and then I asked her what Im doing wrong. She smiled and said, "You are doing such a great job." She was so positive, I loved it. I loved that I could tell her about all the positive changes we can see in Malachi, how he isnt angry and sad all the time. How he doesnt have a complete meltdown when he cant spell a word. If nothing else, this year has already been a success just because of that! My boy is so much more confident. My passion came through and after she left I felt so happy, relieved and excited... I just wanted to hug everyone!!!
Im also excited about our future. Some of you know that some stuff went on at Kingborough Family Church and we felt it was time for us to move on. It was a heartbreaking time as it was my church home for 23 years, I loved it with all my heart and gave it my all. It was hard. Id never been so sad in my whole life. I felt like someone had died. I just cried ALOT! I worked through the anger stage and then the sad stage... and along the way we found a new church to call home. I have made some lovely new friends and am serving God in different ways. WE are so excited about the future. I feel like im a part of something so much bigger than me and im just SOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!! Ive learnt that God is so Good and Faithful and Giver of peace and comfort. God loves you, what ever you are going through HE is there with open arms, nothing is too hard for Him. I just want to tell everyone about how amazing God is, and I WILL!!!
SO this is why im happy:) And the fact that you took the time to read my ramblings also adds to my happiness. Thankyou! Thankyou!
Love you all