I was homeschoooled K-12. I had a wonderful experience. I think it suited my personality in a lot of ways.
Then I graduated, left home, and got my degree at Bible college in Elementary Education. During this time, I taught preschoolers, worked with the kids at my church, and basically used every chance I had to be around kiddos.
It was kind of my natural assumption that of course I would homeschool my kids. I was equipped, wasn't I?
I'm so excited for Emerson. I know she is where she needs to be. I love that this is a way we can be a part of our small community, and begin building relationships with other families around here. I love that despite some girls saying some mean things to her the first day (really?! REALLY??!! Sheesh.), Emerson told me yesterday that she wants to stay at school forever. Hee
It's hard to see such a instant, visual reminder of your kids growing up, but fortunately, God designed my mommy-heart so that it's not all melancholy. There is definitely a sweetness there.
So... here we are. Beginning a new season in our lives. Learning a new rhythm to our days. Figuring out how this new dynamic of the remaining kids at home works. (So far, mostly it means a lot of noise and mischief. In other words, nothing much has changed. Heheh)
Oh. And figuring out WHAT in heaven's name should Miss Em wear for school each morning. ;)