This week’s Homeschool Minute is all about perspective.
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I had to design a yearbook page for our homeschool co-op’s yearbook and that’s when it really set in. He won’t be coming to co-op with us next year. He won’t be going on field trips. He’ll be working or heading off to college.
We’re almost finished.
In some ways, I’m happy. I’m happy for the young man he’s become. For how responsible, hard-working, caring, trustworthy, and smart he is. For the way he thinks things through and how gifted he is at fixing things. For the work that God has done in Him despite our humble efforts and mistakes. For the fact that he still loves us even though he’s had to survive being the typical first-child guinea pig. For all that there is to look forward to in his life.
I’m happy for all of that, really I am.
But I’m a mom, and it’s a little hard too.
I’m gonna miss homeschooling the big lug, working alongside him, seeing that light bulb come on as he figures things out, and laughing over the goofiest things in our lessons sometimes. I’m going to miss talking with him all throughout the day.
And I’m so, so thankful for all of the time I’ve had with him.
For what HE has taught ME and the lessons we learned alongside each other. For the time that he’s had with his brothers. For what he’s learned as we’ve gone through good times and bad times together. For the fact that Tony has gotten the privilege of being his best friend.
All the stress over little things along the way doesn’t really matter anymore. Keep your eye on the big things. That’s what really matters.