Dark Glass Ponderings

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. -1 Corinthians 13:12

Friday marks the big day for Liz and I, the completion of our first year of homeschool.  I began the year with a fair amount of trepidation.  Was I organized enough to homeschool?  Would Elizabeth fall behind?  What about socialization?  We moved in November to a town that is roughly an hour away from where we were living.  So it was a new beginning for us in so many ways.

Its been a journey of trial-and-error which I'm sure will continue for many more years.  Its amazing the ways God finds to help us through our trials.  For instance, right in the midst of these struggles with organization, I won a personalized planner from a professional organizer.  I was overwhelmed by the choices for Kindergarten curriculum in my phone book sized catalogue, yet God guided us to the right programs.

I worried about what  to do with my younger son while we were homeschooling...let him learn right alongside Elizabeth was the answer.  At two years old, he has learned counting objects, many of the letters and their sounds, and has an amazing vocabulary.

As we finish up the year I feel an increased self-confidence.  As we finish up (although we are year-round homechoolers, we will just change our pace), we are planning a celebration.  Saturday we will be going to a local "bouncy" house and having ice cream at our favorite parlor.

How about you?  Whether you homeschool or your children attend public or private school...how will you celebrate end-of-year?


We always order pizza on the last day of school, and I give each of my kids a stack of books that I know they'll enjoy.

(And I do the happy dance that I'm done with school lunches for a few months!)

Stack of books!! You are my kind of mom, Linda!! What a great way to encourage summer learning, too!

Visiting for the blog hop :) Love your blog.


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Thanks, Mystee!

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Elizabeth, Thanks. I appreciate it. If my blog isn't your cuppa you don't have to follow, though. This is a no obligation blog, LOL. Blessings.

Congratulations on completing your homeschool year! I enjoyed homeschooling my kids for several years. They are grown now (22 & 23)and lots of kids are graduating from high school I find myself missing those days. Enjoy a creative homeschool summer!

Thanks, Carla. I'm surprised you have kids in their twenties...you look very young in your photo. I heard the "empty nest" can be a bit rougher for homeschoolers. I love homeschooling so far--always love hearing from others that are farther in their journey. Blessings on your day, Carla.

Julia M. Reffner

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