It’s been busy as usual in our household, having a homeschool graduate and getting ready for a graduation party in her honor. Where have the years gone? Sometimes, it seems so surreal to me. While I enforce keeping the secular world “out there”, and continue to nurture a domestic church within our home, home schooling and family life, I am both pleased with our outcomes at this point, but also very much on alert as the dynamics of our home continues to change. With a set of older children now being more involved with the “out there”, but using good commonsense and keeping their faith lives active, I am on guard for the younger ones still very much in formative years in faith matters and character – virtue building; I don’t want to lose ground with our standards in place. I have a reason for why not this…?…and why can’t we see this…?…or do that?….. I appeal to their good senses with clear reasons and how it ties in with their Christian upbringing. Fight the good fight, is something I constantly keep in mind. At times, I pray for the grace and strength myself, to do so….as I am growing older and I do not want to feel or be disconnected from my brood. Eleven more years of home schooling……seems daunting, but where has the time gone already??…so quickly…. I consider my time with them short. And now with a couple special needs children I feel I am needed more than ever. I also feel that God gave me 14 years of home schooling under my belt before introducing me to this zinger!…I am trusting he will also give me the graces needed to see it through, and speak intelligently to specialists and therapists and doctors in the years to come about our conviction to home school for as long as we are able and can. God-willing.
Oremus pro invicem!
God bless you!