Monday, June 10, 2013

The Last Home School Graduate

I am extremely proud of all four of our kids. They are all surprisingly different, despite my feeble attempts to use cookie cutter techniques while parenting.

I have not blogged a lot about our kids, out of a desire for privacy, and because that's not what this blog is about. But every once in a while it's right to blog about family things.

A week ago, we celebrated the last one's graduation. No, there is no diploma, and we had no ceremony. Like the rest of the educational process, this, too, is up to the family. And we decided that a transcript (in case of future education) and a celebration were what we'd do.

We held the celebration at our church, and displayed some of the things that our son was proud of. The kayaks that he and The Farmer have finished and are currently working on were displayed and admired.


The robot that the local public school's robotics team built for competition came to the open house, and some of the team members were happy to demonstrate its pyramid climbing and frisbee shooting capabilities. Our son was very fortunate to be allowed to participate on the robotics team for four years, despite being home schooled. He learned so much and made some great friends in the process.


Our son is currently working for a builder. He has no plans to continue his formal education at this time, but I am certain that he will continue to explore and learn in more hands-on types of "classrooms". 

I love this sign on the church wall; it sums up our prayers for each of our kids. 


And now our journey as home school parents is over.

8 comments:

  1. Congratulations! You have done it. My first is just starting his second year of high school in the fall and my 7th is still tucked away in the womb... sometimes it feels like the journey will continue forever! I am so encouraged and moved when I read about mamas like you who have been faithful to God's plan for your family. Praise the Lord! He is so good. Placing all my trust in his grace and mercy! Those kayaks are absolutely stunning, btw... breathtaking.

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    1. Melody, I think God has been the faithful one. Thanks for your kind words. =)

      Now, what shall I be when I grow up?

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  2. Congratulations! How do you feel?
    I imagine it's kind of bittersweet?

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    1. Yes...bittersweet. No more reading aloud great stories. But also, no more tears during math. =)

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  3. Congratulations to your son - and his parents! Those kayaks are beautiful. It sounds like your son is gifted in putting ideas into practical application - it's a skill that's too often absent today. He will be much in demand in the future - no matter what direction his interests take him.

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  4. Job well done parents! I've always thought when kids become self-sufficient, as a parent we have done our job. but it's really a life-time commitment to still be available to help over any rough patches that pop up:)
    Those kayaks are beautiful and I'm sure represent many hours of quality time spent together.

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    1. I think you're right, Mulchandmore, that the job is never done. But it does change. Thanks for the kind words!

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