Life changes. We all have seasons that we flow into and out of - and this is true for homeschooling as well.
If I'm super honest, there are times when I wish I could go back to a different season. Or when I look at someone else, who is in a different season, and wish that I was there.
However, as I roll through more and more seasons of life, I have come to realize that wishing helps no one. Instead, I seek every day to be grateful for the season of homeschooling I am in because there is so much beauty in the moments before me.
You see our oldest is graduating this year. In fact, at the time of this recording, she is only a handful of weeks away from being finished with her senior year. She has chosen where she wants to go to college. We have gone for a preview weekend and she is registered for classes. Let me tell y'all, that was tough!
Our daughter has been with us for her whole life and she is about to launch into the world on her own, hours away from where I will be. Instead of curling into a ball, crying my eyes out - I am doing my best to enjoy this season. To embrace the beauty of seeing the fruits of our labors and to enjoy the wonderful woman she is becoming. It's all very bittersweet, but I don't want to miss a moment of this season because I know it won't last forever.
In our homeschooling journey, there have been times when I have had to say no to certain opportunities or have had to lay aside a dream because there just wasn't enough time during that season. So I know the sacrifices you are making each and every day for your kiddos.
As this part of the journey comes to a close with our oldest, I wanted to encourage you all to enjoy the stage of homeschooling you are in!
Don't be discouraged because you need to say no to those other opportunities, instead be grateful for where you are - because trust me, it goes by way too fast!
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