Hi! I’m Vanessa! … the mama and wife around here at Happy Days at Home. I am happily married to a studly, bearded man, Willard and we have four daughters, ages ranging from 16 to 4 years old. We love Jesus and know he has radically changed our lives. We’ve gone from selfishly living life to wanting to live for our Savior. With every aspect of our lives, we want to honor Him.
Late into our oldest daughter’s 4th-grade year I accepted Christ as my savior and felt the strong pull to homeschool. She was having severe problems with her reading comprehension, fighting bullies, and struggling with who she was. Our second oldest daughter was in 2nd grade at the time and was doing relatively well with the exception of her being deemed a distraction to her classmates. She preferred to stand while doing school work, and it was agonizing for her to write. She was later diagnosed with dysgraphia, and as the OT stated, “ADHD tendencies.” We rejected the ADHD diagnoses and once she was home we noticed that she could focus, but in her own way.
Seeing the freedom our girls now enjoy with each other and their learning brings a smile to our faces. Beginning to homeschool was a transition for all of us, but it really is true, you CAN do all things through Christ who strengthens us (Philippians 4:13).