Can you believe it’s already time to register Monkey for Kindergarten?  I am still in denial about it.  Can my first baby be old enough for Kindergarten?  You mean she doesn’t get to stay home with me forever?!

Our neighborhood school wasn’t built due to budget cuts, so the district would bus her to an elementary school in town, but it has never felt right.

We had looked at other schools available for open enrollment and I absolutely loved Renaissance, but because the Kindergarten program is full day, instead of half day, I wasn’t sure that we’d be able to afford $350 a month to cover the extra time.  So, we applied at Academy Charter and didn’t make the lottery.  We were only about 20 away from making the cut, so there was a good chance we’d make it in by the time school started.

We continued to feel led to Renaissance and decided that we would go through the registration process and if God really wanted her there, then He would open the door and make it happen.  After touring the school and doing orientation, we were in love with the idea of an ELOB school.

We continued to pray and I kept thinking of Psalm 9:10 which reads: Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you. Because of those words, I knew he would put her exactly where she needed to be, even if it wasn’t where I wanted her.  Perhaps the school in town would be fine.  We do live in one of the best school districts in the state, so how bad could it be?  Not to mention that our neighborhood school will eventually be built and we can transfer her when the time comes.

Open enrollment in Douglas County Schools was extended, so the lottery would not be until even later this year.  We felt peaceful, but continued to feel connected to the school and the program it offered.

Then, one day, Daddy came home and said he might have gotten a new Pixel9Design contract.  The contract would be large enough to cover tuition, should we be selected.

We called in after the lottery had been completed, and Monkey had been selected.  We couldn’t have been more excited.  We had felt so led to ACS, only to be disappointed when the lottery eliminated us from what we thought was Gods plan.  Psalm 9:10 rang so true again: Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.

He had a plan for Monkey.  And it was only because we put our complete faith in the Lord, and allowed Him to take over the finances and the registration process that Monkey is going to be a Renaissance girl.