It has been six months since God lead us to the Barton system website. John and I prayed and sought The Lord about if he wanted us to hire a tutor or if I should learn how to teach him myself. We made the decision to go with The Barton System and for me to train to tutor him myself. I was excited and ready to do whatever I had to do for my son!
From time to time, doubt would creep in. I didn’t know anyone one else who had used this system personally. All I knew was that it was based on the most common curriculum used in this country by schools and tutors for dyslexia. I realized that going out on a limb, and stepping out in faith feel the same. Except when you go out on no limb you don’t have an all powerful God to hold your hand. I refused to give up. I committed myself to following The Lord.
One day we were driving around town and I saw a car with a sign on it that said “dyslexia tutoring” and a website. When I went home I looked it up. It was a tutor in our area using the Barton system to tutor! I felt like God was saying “I know you are following me, I just wanted to give you a little nugget of encouragement. See, even the professionals are using this system, you are not alone you can do this!” My heart soared! It was validation!
A few weeks later I received an email from a fellow homeschooler. She uses the Barton system and was selling the first two levels! Two nuggets!!! A provision to buy the program, and a fellow homeschooler who has used it for her child! We made arrangements with her to meet and purchase it from her. While we were there, I ran Into a teacher friend of mine who had quit her job and began homeschooling that year. She said ” I wanted you to know, I found out you were getting the Barton system, I have been using it too! You will love it. It’s great!” Yet another nugget!!!! A friend, who is a teacher, using it and loving it. I could ask her for help if I needed it and have support!! And yet the story is not done yet!!!
Just about two months ago, I joined a creation science co-op. At the first meeting, I walked in to find out that both of the ladies (the one I bought the curriculum from, and my friend using the curriculum) are in the same co op!! I will be hanging out with them and their families on a weekly basis!
Listen friends: our God is faithful, and loving, he will lead us and lead us well!
We have said goodbye to our back porch school house and hello to schooling in the living room. Johnny and Kait are doing their school work in separate sessions with me. I will have time with each of them alone! We are doing our work out of a large wicker trunk I have turned into our school trunk. You will see pics in the next post I will publish on our first day of school. I am so excited and grateful, and I cannot wait to see what God has in store for us!!!