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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A New Door






































Today is a day that may hold fairly large changes for my two oldest children, as both of them are heading off into new adventures in the way of learning.
I'm dealing with mixed emotions...
one has an entrance exam for college, 
and the other has an interview with a school in the city.


I have home schooled all four since day one. 
It's been an amazing adventure.
Now....I feel as though as though all my work with them is about to be tested.
All the hours and years of pouring into them is coming to a type of reveal, and maybe.... a completion.

This is a day to see what lies behind the next door.
A chapter coming to a sort of end~~ an new one about to start.


I'm feeling butterflies.
And it's bittersweet.

27 comments:

Elizabeth Grimes said...

That is a BIG achievement...homeschooling 4 children! Congratulations. I don't know them, but I have all the faith in the world that they will excel in all they do. You should be very proud! :)

texwisgirl said...

Oh... I hope they both do well. And I hope all your teachings are validated as I'm sure you've done a wonderful job in getting them ready for more education!

Hi Kooky said...

As a homeschooling newbie, I can only imagine what this must be like. Best wishes to your family as you move to this new chapter of your lives!

Trisha said...

How exciting! I'm sure they will both do great:) I totally admire you for homeschooling all 4 of them. I just don't think I have the patience.

Out on the prairie said...

Having taught in public schools, the home schooled kids pass with flying colors. There are a few who really didn't do a routine with their kids, but normally they were ahead of many of the students.The tough one for college is knowing how to study, something I never learned in public schools.My first year was bumpy, but I graduated with honors thanks to a few people showing me the path.Good luck to you, letting them go is hard for a mom.

fourwilkies said...

Good luck to both - I'm sure you've done an amazing job! But it's always a little scary to be "tested". We've done the school track, but we've moved a lot and have to cross our fingers & hope it all works out.

Farm Girl said...

You will do just fine, it is hard to wait for the report card after 12 years. You will be so surprised at how well you did. Don't be afraid. It will be God who goes before you. You did what you were supposed to and He will be the one who blesses the work of your hands.
It is still so hard to walk through the doors.
I think the hardest things about home schooling is the letting go and doubting ourselves.
The kids always do fine.

Stuff could always be worse said...

How exciting but yes mixed feelings for you. Since you gave them a good foundation, you can look for the right decisions they make?
kim
ps We all make a few bad decisions

Liesl said...

Well done Dawn! Homeschooling is no easy thing and four kids to boot! You have guts girl. Everything will be all right, I am sure.

Farmchick said...

How wonderful that you have homeschooled them. I have no doubt they that will do great as they move into the next realm!

Naturedigital said...

Wishing both your sons all the luck. I am sure they will both get through that new door.
And they will make you proud for all the great work you have done with them so far.
Have a great glorious day Dawn.
Costas

sage said...

I can understand how it can be bittersweet... But I am sure you prepared them well! Send them out with your blessings and love.

Hilary said...

Oh that's amazing. I don't know anyone who has home schooled for more than just a few years. You must be very proud of your fine accomplishment and no doubt they'll do well.

Pat Tillett said...

wow! What a huge job that was! congrats on finishing it. Like Hilary said, I've know some that have done it, but usually for just a couple of years...I'm sure your work will pay off!

Judy said...

They will do just fine...They had the best teacher.

Hope said...

my guess is that your children are advanced in their learning. I'm sure they will do well and so will you :)
you are an awesome mom Dawn!
I'm sending happy thoughts your way
The best to all of you!

Miz.November said...

Wow. This is a big step. I know it has to be hard for you, but you must also be so proud. I wish all of you the best. God has it all under control.

Randy said...

Wow that is amazing. For all your hard work you should treat yourself to something nice just for you. I applaud you.

Cat said...

*hugs* Dawn
I can feel the trepidation.....
I know that you have done an amazing job
Trust you!

love and light

Barbie said...

You are an amazing mother, teacher and inspiration to your children. They are truly blessed.

Allison said...

Beautiful door. I can completely understand what you must be feeling. I'm with you!

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

So awesome that you could home school your 4 children. I'm betting it pays off huge! Keep us posted.

Diane AZ said...

Wishing you and your children all the best. I'm sure they'll do just fine since they have a mom who cares so much. It is an exciting time!

Deb said...

I'm sure they will both do great...they have had a great teacher...and Mom..

Jack said...

Homeschooling four kids is a huge commitment. They should be very ready by now for a bigger world.

darlin said...

Wow Dawn, this is huge! I'm sure that your children will do extremely well, they're most likely better educated than most others who are filling in the same applications or going to the interviews. The school system doesn't provide what you did, real life experience and love, that can't be beat in my opinion.

All the best to each of you, change can be challenging sometimes... which I'm sure you're well aware of!

Jordanna said...

OH wow, that is a big change. Two at once! I love how you love your kids.