Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Looking Back is a Very Good Thing

Tonight I had a few minutes to do something so I decided to work on school shelves. I am very glad I did. You see, the negative self talk keeps telling me that I shoulda, coulda woulda been a better home education Mom. I shoulda, coulda, woulda pushed more and required more and bought better curriculum or even allowed my kids to have less curriculum and more time to explore interests and abilities. Oh, those shoulda, coulda, wouldas. My son met and in some cases exceeded the requirements for the state of Alaska to graduate high school. He is prepared for whatever path the Lord has for him. I am prepared to watch him travel that path. 

See this folder? It contains his 8th grade writing assignments. I feel as though I have been a writing failure and that we didn't do enough writing. Guess what?? He did do more writing than I thought because I forgot what we had used and when. What a blessing that long left on the shelf folder has been to me tonight. I am thankful and I blessed. 

1 comment:

  1. Yep. Yes. So true!!! It is amazing how we can feel like failures and then when we actually LOOK around us, we see the truth. I had thought every single thing you wrote at one point in time during our home education journey. Then this last year putting them in the online school, I saw how all my efforts were so fruitful. They both got all A's, scored off the charts on the standardized tests, wowed their teachers, and made me look good. Haha!!