On this day, about eight years ago. My life had jumped onto an entirely new path. It was the day that I found out I was pregnant. It was this day that for the first time in my life. I felt as if there was a purpose of being here. a reason to thrive and continue on. And even though the past eight years have had its ups and downs. It’s still the one and only journey that has inspired me to be who I am today.
Holding him in my arms for the first time. I was overwhelmed by many different emotions. Though, during my pregnancy and to this moment there were no complications. I still couldn’t help but feel scared, worried, and overly protective. But at the same time, my heart overfilled with joy.
Just like most moms. We’d do anything and everything for our children. Always seeking for the best and only the best of everything. I made sure that I only listened to those who I thought was educated. Such as doctors and other moms. Putting complete trust in those who claim to be legit sources.
This ended though when he was 15 months. Before the 15 month mark, everything was good. He was key when it came to milestones. He was speaking clear and learning fast. But then when we went to his 15-month checkup. Right after he received his first MMR shot. I noticed something wasn’t right. My instincts knew that something was off. Like any other time, we went home. And even though the signs at the time wasn’t completely noticeable. Or maybe at the time I was in denial. However, my husband kept asking about his speech. Because he was no longer speaking clearly. Also, he began speaking louder than before. Around this time I began researching and learning more about vaccines. This research threw me down a long rabbit hole of many other things. Leading me to lose faith and trust in everyone and everything. When he was a little over 1 years. My husband and I, at his next, follow-up voiced our concerns. However, the doctor blew it over and tried guilt tripping us into more vaccines. We stood firm, refused them and left. That same week I called around and ended up putting him into speech therapy.
When we moved to Daytona Beach Florida. He was a little under two and there he continued seeing a therapist. With no noticeable improvement, we decided to withdraw him. I began trying to work with him at home. At the age of three, he began trying to draw and write. However, still could not count or sing his ABC’s. His letters and/or numbers when writing would be reversed, backwards, or upside down. I brought it up to his doctors many times. Every one of them refused to look further into it. They either said, “boys learn at a slower pace.” Or “He would grow out of it.” At six he still was facing these challenges. I think God every day that I listened to my gut instincts. And refused to inject my child with any other poisons. I am certain that the second round of the MMR would have completely destroyed my son.
Now onto our experience with school system.
The first year at school, teachers wanted to place him in a smaller class. They also brought up evaluating him for ADHD and suggested medication. Being against both suggestions, I decided to pull him from school. And enrolled him in Michigan’s connections academy. Which also failed to meet my son’s needs. Last year He tried the Michigans Great Lakes virtual academy. Both used the common core curriculum. And only drained my son of his curiosity to even learn. Also, they had passed a new law regarding the vaccine waiver-form. The new requirement is to take an hour class and sign an acknowledgment form (which is a whole other story, for another time.) Two months in I decided to take matters into my own hands and unschool him myself.
<<< Now eight years old and has defeated all his challenges. He can now read, write, and count. Though his speech is still something we are working on. He has gained his confidence back and has a love for learning. Which has restored my faith and trust, and has brought me closer to God. It is through these life challenges that we as humans learn who we truly are. And what we are all here for. Given me the inspiration to share my story and my journey from here on out. In hopes that maybe it will inspire others.
This year I had purchased the Bjupresshomeschool student bundle curriculum.
The reasons that I decided to go with this curriculum:
- is that they do not intend or have plans in changing any of its materials in order to be compliant with Common Core State Standards nor intentionally doing anything to align with them.
- They are also adamantly opposed to the federal direction or involvement in the content or methods of the educational system, whether directly or indirectly (through conditions placed on grants and other financial transfers to the states in exchange for Common Core standards compliance or otherwise). -BJU (meaning that BJU is not in the hands of the corrupt elite and bankers.)
- They are biblical which allows my son to connect and learn Gods words.
All though it’s curriculum options seem to be a little on the high price. So far I have to say it was money well spent. Also for those who have financial struggles. They offer an installment plan.
Later on I will write more on his curriculum.
That’s our story and we look forward to sharing this school year with you.