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Saturday, November 21, 2015
Thankful for Home Education
Somehow it is almost Thanksgiving. I am not entirely clear how that happened. I still think it is the beginning of fall when fall is about to end. Thanksgiving tends to make me reflective. This year with three teenagers I am more reflective than usual. I keep wondering where time has gone. How did my babies get to be so big? What am I thankful for with home education? Was home education the right choice?
I have come to the conclusion that home education was the right choice for my teens. I love seeing the people they have become. I love how we laugh together and have so many shared memories. I love that we are able to Google how to take apart at coconut at 9:30pm and do not have to worry about being anywhere the next day. I love how they have the confidence in their own abilities to believe they can open a coconut. They have a confidence in who they are and believe they are able to solve problems. I am glad I get to spend time with them, and am glad for the time I have spent with them.
When they were little I tended to believe that academics was the most important of all. Getting through each item on our check-list was so important. Now, I love the time we laugh together, the jokes we share, the many things about life I am able to share with them. I love seeing who they are becoming, and wondering what the future holds for them.
I am thankful for home education and the gift of time. Enjoy the time you have with your children.