When we bought our house in South Africa, I gave Scott a list of things I would never do.
*I would never move until my children graduated from High School (if ever)
*I would never learn another language
*I would never home school my children
*I would certainly never send them away to boarding school.
Hmm...if you know anything about my life since that day several years ago, you might also know that God was probably smiling down at me and my plans. Because he soon made it very clear that my plans weren't His plans.
Through a very miraculous and clear word, God called us to Mozambique. What did this mean? It meant moving to not one, but two countries (Brazil on the way to Moz for language learning). It meant learning another language, and pulling my kids out of school in order to home school them.
Never say never? Right.
And now, the last of my "nevers" has just come about. I will never send my children off to boarding school.
With that said, I'm so exited to share that my baby (at fourteen) has just been admitted to Rift Valley Academy, a boarding school primarily for missionary kids, where he will start high school this fall. I can't say that I'm not a bit weepy over the prospect of him leaving, but I also know without a shadow of a doubt that God's hand is in this decision and in this transition for our family. Because of this, and for Gabe's sake, I couldn't be happier for this opportunity.
We visited the school last fall on the way to the States and knew at that time that Gabe was ready and that this is what would be best for him and his life.
Thanks so much for all of you who have been praying for his acceptance the past few months. And as for me, I'm already missing my boy, but also trying really hard to never say never. Especially when God's hand is involved.