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Graduating Number Three
As I sit here this morning, I still can't believe that I am down to one homeschooler. My last child will graduate in four years. I know how time quickly flies by and I am cherishing every moment. I started this journey 23 years ago and it's unbelievable that I am here. I've always thought about what I would do when this part of my journey was over and you know what...this part of my journey will never truly be over. Homeschooling is embedded in my heart. It is something that I truly believe in and want to encourage everyone, who is choosing this path, to continue and not give up. Yes, homeschooling can be difficult, but nothing easily gained is worth having. You will shed tears. You will yell. You will want to send them back to school because you don't think you're good enough. You will compare them to others and think, "I am ruining my kids." But, you will also have breakfast together, you will curl up with books and read aloud to them. You will be there when they are having a difficult time. You will hear them read their first word. You will figure out Algebra together. But most of all, you will be a family, doing family things, and loving each other through the good, the bad, and the ugly. So no, my journey won't end. I have and will continue to pave the way to take the negative out of homeschooling, and help others see that they can do what they think is impossible. Be encouraged, don't lose heart. In the end it's not so much about the books, the curriculum, and the college choices. It is about the difference you will make in your children. Blessings to all of you who has decided to walk this journey.