Today is our first day of homeschool for this school year. It seems hard to believe that I am entering my thirteenth year of home educating my boys. It is a bittersweet day for me. It always is exciting to start on the first day, but this year I can't help but be reminded that it is the first day of my last year with my oldest son.
I wondered where the time has gone as I drove him to cross country practice shortly after 7AM. It was a different start of school for us, with my oldest having a four hour practice before coming home to shower and start on his school work. By the time I returned to the high school to pick him up from practice, my youngest son has just about completed his assignments for the day. We will have a crazy schedule like this for a few weeks before school starts for the local high school. Practice for cross country will then be in the afternoons, which is much more conducive for our homeschool schedule.
I find that I have been praying that this will be our best year of homeschooling ever. I pray that we have lots of fun times as well as memorable trips that we go on throughout this year. It will be a traumatic year with some uncertainties that we have in our lives right now, but I know that God has not forsaken us. I trust that in all we do we will seek to follow Him.