I've been gluten free now for 2.5 days. If you know me (and my bread lovin' self), you know this is HUGE. I plan to write a little more about my journey later, but for now I will say this...It seems like the hardest part of it is just starting it. I did research, etc for 3 full weeks before I finally allowed myself to follow the doctor's orders. I wish I hadn't. I have cried (I mean, really...a grown woman throwing a baby fit...quite a sight I'm sure), prayed, read, done research, and talked about it until my face was blue. I just should have just started it.
But - it is what it is.
And the other big change is that we've decided to homeschool Big D. He just doesn't learn like everyone else, and I'm hoping 1-on-1 concentrated efforts will allow him to fully grasp new concepts and thrive at his grade level. I will probably have a lot to say about homeschooling once we get going. This is something I never intended to do, but watching my boy struggle academically through a whole school year & feeling quite helpless has been my turning point. It took us all summer (and most of his 1st grade year) to officially commit.
The good news is:
- He's VERY excited! This is both unexpected and wonderful.
- I have some amazing homeschooling mentors, including my auntie, who are both supporters and givers of great advice.
- We have a great school here if for some reason, this idea just totally flops.
Yes. Yes. And Amen.
Changes...they are a comin'.