Monday, May 10, 2010

Deeply into our final Week of School

It is no secret that this is the boys'
final year of High School. The emotions
are beginning to set in as reality hits.

The truth is...I love home educating my
children! It is so special to hear their
thoughts and perspectives. To sit with
them daily and share about things which
are fundamental to our World View and
those things that will impact their futures.

To encourage their dreams and help them in
every way possible to overcome challenges.

Every parent does this no matter how their
children are educated...but there are differences
in the home school setting.

The focus of my very
existence has been about
educating my children.
It has been my full time job.

Granted, I will still have Chelsea
next year...but it will be very
different. She is an independent learner.
Jonathan and Mikey needed a lot of guidance
and group learning. We spent hours together
working on history and science.

When I took Chelsea to the library last
week I was scoping out material for next
year. I asked her if we would still read
together or if she just wanted me to assign
her the can guess what she
chose. Wow! What a change this will be.

But, on the flip side...she and I have wanted
to do a Bible Study more focused on girls for
a couple of years now. We will have that opportunity.
There are so many other things that we can do that
will be directed toward her gifts and interests.

Today I wrote at the Homeschool Blog about finishing out
this year with the boys.
It just seemed that I needed to
post about the real life stresses and joys
here at Hospitality Lane as well.
You readers deserve to know
that you are not being ignored.
It is just a bit nuts around here right now.

So...if I seem a bit distant over the next week or
so it is all about making portfolios,
evaluations, final rehearsals,
visiting family, emotional breakdowns(LOL), and
spending time with my guys before they are 
officially Graduates.

"We" are graduating!!!!
Because every home educator knows that 
they get an education as well.


Marydon Ford said...

Congrats to the graduates & to you, Mom! As the children adventure out into the world as young adults, they are still going to need you ... enjoy & treasure the next steps they take.

Have a beautiful week.
TTFN~ Hugs, Marydon

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by and for your note- appreciate it. I clicked over here first by your comment link, then by Blue Sally, it took me a minute to get things right b/c I was landing on two of your posts. Both are great. I can understand the home school thing ... wow. It's quite the experience apparently. I can only imagine. And, I love that you keep the tray visible for the promise of warmer weather and fun times! Enjoyed both posts! Thanks, Jenn

Brittany Ann said...

As a former home-schooler, I remember those days! Treasure them! They are so precious! Congrats to your boys and their wonderful mom-teacher!

Beth said...

Hi! Just thought I'd drop by and say Hi! We tried a homeschool field trip today but it didn't turn out like we expected! Still, a wonderful day with the girlies!

LV said...

You are doing a wonderful thing when you home school. I could never do it. I am glad you had a minute to stop by place. Just hang in and the term will be over and you can relax.

Vee said...

Oh yes! The best way to learn is to teach. Hearty congrats to you all for I know what a deep commitment this has been and it takes cooperation from the students as well so they are to be commended. I wish them all good things as they move on to their callings in this world.

Gayla said...

Congratulations to your sweet family and to your boys. I know this is a special week. Hugs!

Mary said...

Becky, I can't tell you how much I admire you for what you have done. Not everyone can handle high school home schooling but you seem to have passed with the same flying colors as your sons. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Vickie said...

Hey Becky - I know you anticipate graduation of your boys with much pride and much sadness. The end of an era. I know that you've done a terrific job with them and that they will appreciate your selfless time and energies someday when they have kids. Congratulations to you all, and enjoy your final year with Chelsea! What are the boys doing next year? College?

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Emotional...that is what this time will be for both of us. It is so exciting to see that our children have progressed, learned and grown and we deserve that pat on the back. On the other hand...we need to gracefully start walking a new path. I plan to ease into this new time in my life slowly, you still have your daughter at is good to know that there are others who have some idea of what we are feeling.
♥, Susan