I have had a rough few years of deaths to say the least. We all know that life goes on, and it must no matter how hard the road, or how mushy you feel to be sinking in the sand. I have continued to home school my nephew & son through the last episodes of a series of sadness.
This past school year brings bitter sweet memories. My oldest just graduated law school under the Lords direction. My nephew just graduated high school, and my youngest son is moving onto middle school.
First things first work. The Leaders Forum. My first. It was wonderful to meet and hear from all the moms and dads that work tirelessly to serve in the home school community. To hear that the struggles I face are not unusual. There is a new generation of home schoolers and I have yet to see anything good. Maybe it is the area I live in or I am so ol' school in doing this thing for the Lord and not unto men. I certainly feel like an alien. Academics are important but it is not the defining end result I am seeking.
I feel like with all the technology out there and ways to communicate, the younger generation just seems to want to be an island unto themselves. How can I help? How can we relate, and build relationships if we never meet? Yes I have plenty of online people that I share with, pray for, and the like, but what about our children? Will they still enjoy play dates? I know what you are thinking, plan it. I do. I do I do. We do. We just have so few who participate. As I found out, I am not alone.
I am so grateful to the leaders that spoke up, shared, and made me feel welcomed.
The exciting stuff for me was after the Leaders Forum, shopping before the crowds, then the PJ Party with Heidi St John aka The Busy Mom. Oh what fun, filled with yummy treats, laughter, and a good dose of reality. No one is perfect accept Jesus. This no mama drama made sure we heard that.
Bring me to tears was Cate Frates. A vintage treasure with her session, Take Heat and Be Encouraged! You are Uniquely Chosen and Qualified to Educate Your Children
I was beyond blessed to hear all the things that was true for my first son is still relevant and I am not on the coo coo train because I want the Lord to lead my home and our schooling.
Seeing more friends come and go also made the weekend memorable.
Joe and Matthew sporting Bilbo's sword was fun.
Well if you haven't had enough of us or me by now you can catch me on facebook here I am thewifeypoo. 19 years and counting. Home schooling for life.