Change…..Friday Five Minute Post

I’ve been thinking a lot about my life and how much it has changed since 1998. In 1998, I was headed to college to become a teacher. I found out how little I could discipline kids due to “hurting their feelings.” I decided that teaching was not the life for me. Now, that I’ve tried putting my kids in several different schools and seeing first hand what teaching life is really like now a days, I’m so glad that I didn’t stick with that route.

Now, I’m a full time mom. I’m about to embark on home schooling both of my boys. We are in the process of changing my oldest back to the home schooling program, Connections Academy. This will be the first year for my five year old for him to actually be required to turn in work, but he’s excited. Both of my boys are sensetive kids and they also like to learn. They can’t stand being distracted from the chance to learn. We’ve installed in them the knowledge that “education equals power.” I don’t want them to ever lose that!! So, that means, that I’ll be juggling three kids and life in general all the time again, but it will be worth it.

I don’t want my life to change from me being there for my kids. I value my husband and praise God that he kept putting us back together like he has over the past almost 20 years. I can’t believe that over half of my life my husband has been a part of it.

I once inspired to be a big time Manager, but now I’m quite happy being a Mom!! Since God made it clear where my place is, I’m going to follow through. 🙂 Five Minute Friday Bloggers come join the fun of writing a five minute blog post based off one word. 🙂




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I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny.Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

4 comments on “Change…..Friday Five Minute Post”

  1. Life changes amazingly sometimes, doesn’t it? Congratulations for pursuing homeschooling. We graduated our last homeschooler in June and have no regrets. Wishing you all the best.

  2. Wow, very inspiring. Sometimes God has plans for us that we never imagined! Awesome that you are following through with it. I have considered homeschooling with my daughter. Fortunately, I was able to find a school that I love for her. She will be going into 2nd grade with only 8 kids in her class and the teachers is just wonderful.

    I found your blog through the TGIF Blog Hop. Looking forward to reading more about your journey.

  3. Well, is being a mom, especially a homeschooling one, not the same as being a big time manager?
    Anyways, the teaching part is not lost on you – your classroom is just a tad smaller.
    Blessings on the changes coming up!


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