So far, 2017 has in one fell swoop, dealt me both heartbreak and intense joy.
The heartbreak of betrayal, a different family dynamic, lower socioeconomic security, and becoming single again. The heartbreak of the tense political climate and what it means to the communities kiddo and I belong to and support.
At the same time, intense joy that I did not fail my child by homeschooling. That I was right to follow my gut and make the choices I did. And that through it all, we always chose love and laughter over burning midnight oils or pressure cooker learning styles.
In a few months, I expect that I will be a divorcee. And that kiddo will start college at kiddo’s first choice university (Yes, the wonderful, hardworking child received both an acceptance and a scholarship offer from a selective university! Still so humbled by it all!).
Funny how life deals you both roses and the thorns isn’t it? Soon, I will only be a mom and no longer a wife. Perhaps it is for the better. For now, I am hoping for strength. I am hoping to be surprised again by joy.
After years of being mistaken for a high schooler (due to height), kiddo is now officially done with middle school. Continue reading “8th Grade Ends”
Hale to Elizabeth Proctor: "Beware, Goody Proctor--cleave to no faith when faith brings blood. It is mistaken law that leads you to sacrifice. Life, woman, life is God's most precious gift; no principle, however glorious, may justify the taking of it." -- Arthur Miller, The Crucible (read August 2015)
“I would always rather be happy than dignified.” ― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre (read July 2015)
Now ready for orders! 🙂 Many, many thanks for all the requests received to produce a 2013-14 organizer. I’m so touched that a number of readers found the 2012-13 organizer useful enough to warrant another edition.