Homeschool: One Year Later

Well, it’s been nearly a year since we started homeschooling.  I’ll admit I’ve been through all the emotions: happiness, confusion, bliss, hopelessness, desperation, joy and acceptance.  A wise friend told me that the only way to get through it was to change my perception.  My children, and the situation at public school certainly aren’t going to change. They are what they are. For better or worse.

Now that I have made it through to the other side, I am so happy to be here.  I’m so glad that I get to spend quiet lazy days reading books in the backyard with my kids.  I’m so glad that I’ve finally started meeting some homeschoolers, and we’ve been getting out of the house more. What a difference it has made!  Most of all, I am so glad that I’ve been witness to the development of my son’s love of reading.

We just had our first evaluation and he passed with flying colors!  What a relief.  I have to admit that through the year, doubtful thoughts crept into my mind from time to time.  But when I received a very large photo order in the mail for our homeschool portfolio, all of my doubt was erased.

We’ve had so many adventures.

We’ve made so many discoveries.

And side by side by side, we’ve created so much.

To top it all off, today we made a trip to our local art museum, and for the first time, the kids actually enjoyed themselves there.  It’s a place so dear to my heart.  As young art history student, so many years ago, I spent hours there nearly every week.  What a joy it was to share it with my children.

Yes, homeschool is awesome.

4 Responses to “Homeschool: One Year Later”

  1. Tammy writes:

    Congratulations! What a beautiful collection of precious moments…

  2. Amanda Eyer writes:

    You guys deserve each other! So smart and talented:)

    Do you over programs for big kids? Say 30-somethings?!?

  3. erin @ exhale. return to center. writes:

    LOVE this rose.

    i still sometimes get pangs of sadness that this was not the route that worked out for us (at least not at this time) but i so enjoy peeking into your family’s homeschooling journey.



  4. Hannah Joy writes:

    Homeschooling is amazing. I am so inspired!

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