The Caskey Family


From Homeschool to Public School
January 20, 2012, 9:45 pm
Filed under: Elijah, homeschool, Merry, Pictures, Uncategorized

Probably one of the most surprising decisions (to us and others!) since coming to Emporium, was our decision to send our children to public school here in Emporium. There was a lot that played into the decision, but what it came down to was what was best for our children and what would honor the Lord as we try to raise them to fear Him. We have held homeschooling very loosely, committing to it as long as we felt it was the best for our children and family. And we have loved every minute of it along the way.

When we started exploring our options, public school was probably BARELY on the table. However, after visiting the school, talking with faculty and parents who send their children to public school here, we made the decision to try it. Playing into the decision was small class sizes, a Christian principal, and a peaceful school environment.

After Elijah has had one week of school, I think we can say confidently that this is going to be a wonderful blessing! I’m sure we will have our bumps in the road, but Elijah is learning so much, being challenged, and enjoying new friendships.

Such a growing up little boy! I’m missing having him at home, but the times at home can be very sweet, and there’s always homework that I get my “homeschooling fix” with.

We just got word today that a preschool spot has opened up for Merry, and she will be starting on Monday, four days a week, and we can be very involved in her schooling, so we are excited about that. She was bouncing around today like a little rubber ball – she’s beyond excited!

Here are a few pictures of the little five-year-old on her birthday with friends and since with cousins.

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So excited to hear they are doing well! Oh how I miss those awesome kiddos! Tell them Naphtali said hi and that she wants to give a “spit kiss” to Micah! Ha ha…. tell Merry we are excited she gets to go to preschool now! 😉 Praise the Lord for His faithfulness in Your lives and the testimony He is giving… even through schooling! 🙂

Comment by evrytribe06

It is always about the Lord’s leading and what is His desire is for our children, isn’t it? I am always fighting to keep that perspective about future education. I feel, sometimes, that I WANT to homeschool, more than I am sure that is God’s plan. Then I have to give it back to Him. Merry is so beautiful! I hope you are all doing well!

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