I just wanted to stop by and say hi and introduce myself. We are a military family. We've been a homeschooling family for 3 years now. Ethan (he would be 9) is now with Jesus. Evan is 6, and currently K (we are using another curriculum similar to MFW). We are sort of burnt out with our current "main" curriculum, and so back to MFW we go! I love the way MFW First teaches reading!
Now I did say back to MFW.
We used MFW First Grade back in 2009-2010 with Ethan. It was a blessed year, and I am thankful that the Lord (and a great friend of mine) lead us to MFW! Ethan passed away in the summer of 2010, and our family dynamic and homeschool forever changed.
I felt God really pulling me back to MFW. The good memories we had with Ethan, how much our walk was strengthened with the Lord...priceless.
I remember one of our Proverbs was 3:5-6, and I remember illustrating a straight path and crooked path on our large dry erase board for both of the boys. Then I asked the boys which path would be easier to walk, and of course, they answered the straight one. Then I went on to talk about some things that might get us on the crooked path, etc. Anyway, how this verse was incorporated in MFW, and that illustration forever stuck with Ethan.
It became one of Ethan's life verses. Two days before Ethan passed (he died suddenly in an accident), I remember both he and his brother sitting at the dining room table, eating homemade smoothies. Ethan stood up and said,"Mommy, I am going to take the straight path to heaven!." He was referring back to Proverbs 3:5-6. And indeed, two days later he did take the straight path to heaven.
I share this with you all, because that was a blessed year (and our first year) homeschooling. Don't ever forget the eternal impact we are creating in our children by choosing to homeschool and teach them His ways!
I hesistated sharing my story right up front. However, it's our testimony, and we had such a connection with MFW First Grade and Ethan that I just had to share. I will try not to make you all tear up each time I post.
Take care! Posted Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:28 pm by forHisglory
I just wanted to write a quick note to tell you all that our first day of First Grade went well! We had so much time left that we were able to spend some good, quality time outdoors, and do our read aloud from On the Banks of Plum Creek
Surprisingly, my little man didn't complain about writing his Aa's, Bb's, Cc's & Dd's (yes, I totally forgot to stop him at A&B, didn't realize C&D come tomorrow)! This was shocking to me because this is totally a review for him. But he really did seem to like his new workbook and student pages. Tomorrow is clay pot day! Friday is earthworm and ant day, and he cannot wait to go buy the worms! LOL
Thanks for reading about and sharing our excitement with us!