Today I leave for my dad’s place. I will meet my little sister there and spend the night. Early tomorrow we fly for Texas! We only bought the tickets a week ago, but we have crammed a lot into the last 7 days. Everyone is so supportive and encouraging; I think we are going to have a great time and get a lot accomplished.
I am frankly a little emotional right now. I’m not excited about leaving my kids at all. They are super-great, and it is such a privilege to know them and spend my days with them.
In this moment I am reminded why I homeschool. It is not only about academics, spirituality, my responsibility, protection or proper socialization, though those are all monumentally important to me. The foundational reason for homeschooling my kids is that I love them. I love them so much and I am achingly aware of how quickly they grow and I don’t want to miss a moment of it.
I was thinking this morning as I got ready about my trusted friends who will be with my kids for some of the time I am gone and I actually got jealous! Over what? Breakfast. Crazy. I am so thankful that we have friends we trust and are willing to watch the kids. This whole trip wouldn’t be possible without them. I think there is also a little worry that my kids will talk their ears off.
I have to change my thought focus and get packing. I will soak up some time with the kids and finish my chores and head out for an adventure!