Looking for a new curriculum, for my girls, was so hard for me. I like things black & white. There's nothing wrong with the curriculum I've always used, so when God told me not to use my "normal" curriculum I started to panic. I started to think things like:
"I don't even know where to start looking."
"What if I choose the wrong one?"
"We don't have money to waste on things that aren't going to work."
But the feeling just wouldn't go away. I knew God wasn't going to let me off the hook this year. You see, I started to feel this was after I started school with them....last year! But I didn't want to waste what we had already invested in, so ignored the feeling. When last year ended, I started to look at homeschool catalogs. It was then that I started to feel so overwhelmed. So I started to pray about what God wanted us to use. I prayed A LOT. I had no idea what direction to go in....until I saw it.
Flying Creature of the Fifth Day by Apologia. As soon as I saw it I knew. You see, we live in the country. On a daily basis we see birds that others have never even seen. Not to mention the bugs! Believe it or not, my girls are facinated with them. As I read about the course I started to get excited, which was confirmation for me. Then I started to get excited about what else I could find.
Through the summer God has shown me where we need to be for this year. Up until now, I've had my 3 girls in different grade levels for every single subject. God has given me curriculums, for this year, that I can do with multi-age levels. So, Science, History, and Math will be consolidated for my oldest 2 girls, and maybe even my 6 year old. With a 2 year old and an infant, this will free up some of my time for them.
I don't know how it will all fall into place, but I feel such a relief to know that God is in control of this. All I had to do was take the first step....in faith!