For those of you who follow me on twitter, and are friends with me on face book, you already know this.  Starting on Monday we will be home schooling Bryan.  All of the history behind our decision is not important, the only thing that is significant is that we are convinced that this is the best way to ensure his educational needs are met.  All of the details will be set into place over the next week or two, in the meantime we will work with what we have available to us and figure out a schedule that works.

This is only sort of a new adventure because Bryan was home schooled in kindergarten.  Once that year was over we made the decision that putting him in school would be best.  The primary reason was my health, at that point I was still having 3-6 seizures a day and had not yet had my surgery.  Now, though I am still having an occasional seizure, my life is not nearly as disrupted by it.  Will it be perfect? Will it come easy?  NO.  What we do know is that with one student being taught by one teacher he will be the focus and he will be taught what he needs and based on where he is.  This is a new adventure because teaching addition and subtraction is much different then teaching decimals, fractions, American history and science.  For me this will be an adventure in memory, for Bryan it will sometimes be an adventure in patience.  Regardless of all of that we have a wonderful principle.  Mr. Porter will be the principle at this school, and yes being married to the teacher Mrs. Porter will have it’s advantages and disadvantages, but in the end we know the student will benefit from it.

The paperwork has already been filed, so Monday we will officially de-enroll Bryan from school, he will clean out his desk, and this new adventure will begin.  With the Lord’s wisdom and guidance we take this on.


  1. One of the 1st things I thought of was your short-term memory. I pray this is God’s way of helping you with remembering. I think it is fantastic that you are getting Bryan out of that environment! I just don’t understand why the kids that bully are being handled with kid gloves when the victim is one losing their mind! Trying to be the bigger person. We can come together in tragedy, but why wait that long?? People come together & work as one in so many of life’s challenges! OK, done with my soapbox talk!

    You will be awesome! I don’t know that I could have done it. My child surpassed even my math brain! I was in the top 5 in high school with advanced math, but Amanda just sailed through even more advanced math. And this is a girl who was almost failing algebra in 7th grade. Found a tutor (a wonderful high school math teacher) and she just got it! Immediately. With the internet you will never be far from help!

    Comment by Shellie (baylormum) — October 17, 2010 @ 3:32 pm

  2. An advantage of being married to the principal–you can kiss in the teacher’s lounge, and nobody says anything!

    Comment by Melinda S. — October 17, 2010 @ 8:21 pm

  3. Guess I better make sure we have a teacher’s lounge then.

    Comment by race_12_1 — October 17, 2010 @ 9:11 pm

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