With much prayer and feeling confident we are in God's will, we decided the children would go to Mexican school this year. The Children's Home is located about 10 miles outside of town near a little "rancho", it is a very small school, they know us well and one of the teachers is a christian. It is a good opportunity for the kids and us too. After praying over the decision together as a family, we all felt at peace. We knew it would be challenging, but we had NO idea.
I'm still trying to wrap my head around four children having 5 books each completely in Spanish. It is 10:00 at night and I am finally done translating Samuel's reading assignment. We read it in Spanish, then we read it in English....line by line. I can't even describe, how overwhelmed we all are. I almost went into full panic mode yesterday when they brought their homework home and I started to realize just what we were getting ourselves into. I went out to hang up laundry just to calm down and pray. Hannah came out with such a good attitude, she was trying her level best to figure out how to climb this gigantic mountain. Such a huge encouragement and answer to pray for this mama.
I spoke with my mom, who is a school teacher, and ask what she did when she had students who did not speak English. She basically said they usually fail the first year, but they move them on anyway and the next year they catch up and do fine. So, we have are work cut out for us. It didn't help that Adelina and Samuel got put a grade level above what they are capable of even in English. Hopeful we can get that cleared up tomorrow.
Haden said he cried a little at school. I asked why. He said, "I wish I was Wendi (his Mexican friend from the home and classmate), I want to say all those words to my teacher." Poor little guy he feels it too.
Hannah said to her teacher she couldn't do her homework. He said, "Don't say you can't, say you can because you have confidence in God."
So, I guess my point is, as usual, we have gotten ourselves in a spot where only God can get us out! So this mama is doing a lot of praying. If you want to join me it would be really appreciated. The reason we decide to do this is 1.) God's leading 2.) It helps everyone with Spanish 3) It helps the kids with Spanish and they want to minister to the Mexican people as much as we do and we are limited until we learn to speak Spanish.
Pictures to follow soon.