Thursday, November 29, 2012
Wow, it has been awhile since the last Blog, but life is crazy, and to find the time to sit and write it all down, seemed daunting.... I do hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, we sure did... In fact, my sweet baby boy turned 16 on Thanksgiving Day, does that mean he is a turkey? LOL! He is growing up so quickly and we have been through so much, which is the cause for so much change..... A few weeks before Thanksgiving, my son got into some trouble at his school, and because of it, he was suspended for 10 school days.... I was upset at the time, and he needed to face the consequences, but so much played into the whole mess..... My son is a good boy who loves the Lord, in fact, was Baptized the night before his 16th Birthday, but he is a typical teen, who unfortunately, can be swayed very easily into doing things really really stupid... Hence the suspension. He also was failing half of his classes, and more than likely was going to have to repeat the semester. I also have to admit I was not very sympathetic towards him lately, because I just wanted him to ignore the junk all around him, and get "IT" together!!!! School was driving a wedge between us, that was becoming worse and worse. He was beginning to pull away, and to be quite honest, I was counting down the days until he would graduate..... Things were not good in our home.... I wish I could say that it started over night, but this has been going on for 2 years.... So, I had to go to the school to sign papers to allow him to go to In School Suspension..... It was the first time I had been in our local High School for some time, because if you have a "good" kid very rarely do we as parents have to make an appearance at the school. Well, I had a culture shock!!! Guess, what? Things are VERY different than when I was in school!!! I walked out of there feeling so bad, that I had NOT been listening to my son's complaints.... So he was suspended and going to In School Suspension, and a funny thing happened.... He started coming home a different child!!! He WAS LOVING GOING TO SCHOOL!!!! He was basically doing all his work on his own, and surrounded by adults, and very few kids. HMMMM, why the difference!!!! So I started praying and talking to some very special people in my life, and the word HOME SCHOOLING came into my heart and mind.... I actually studied to teach while in college but never went through with finding a job teaching. I also never felt I was smart enough to do home school for my own child, but God whispered to me, that I could do this.... So, I sat my wonderful son down, and we talked about it.... PRAISE THE LORD he was all for it!!!!! So as of today, it was our FIRST OFFICIAL day of home schooling.. I named our school the Gideon Christian Academy.... I truly believe that my son is like Gideon, he may have started out as a Wimp IN a winepress, but he will end a mighty warrior for God.... We spent over an hour just reading the Bible together, and our big assignment today, was to set him a Teen Spark Page. He battles with weight as well, and so this is going to be a course of curriculum under the heading of health. There is so much of educational material here on Spark that he can read and study on something everyday, and use his writing skills to blog and journal, and I am going to incorporate math with using the recipes.... Who would have thought that Spark People could be used for education... Pretty neat!!! So that is the big change around here, and I know that there will be lots of adjusting, getting used to better planning of my day, and trying to get many things accomplished, but with God ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!!!! I got my son back, and we are going to grow closer and closer and retake the last couple of years that Satan tried to steal..... I only have 2 more years until he can leave me, and I want to take every moment with him and savor it..... So stick with me, and keep the encouragement coming, we may need it!!! LOL!!!
As for eating, well, lets just deal with that in a few weeks after we get through Christmas!! I need to get back to the gym, but I have had a cold for 3 weeks, Aunt Flow visited and made me very sick, and now I am plagued with a nasty yeast infection, that is about to drive me batty, ok even battier!!!! So if I can ever get healthy again, I will start back.... But in the meantime, I just hang on......
So, that is the scoop for now, maybe not very interesting to read about, but it is what it is.... I love you all and miss you, and now maybe that I am having to make a schedule and that I making my son blog everyday, I will too..... Have a great night and I will talk to you soon!!! HUGS Shannon