Friday, August 16, 2013

New Horizons Blossoming




We are up very early to drive to Asherel's first day of dual enrollment classes at the Community College. She gets high school and college credit simultaneously for her last two years of high school if all goes as planned. While most things tend not to go as planned, I am thrilled to see her excited about this new challenge. She has homeschooled her whole life. It will be exciting to watch her blossom in this new environment. I think I am more nervous than she is. Have I prepared her well? So many hopes and dreams for our children and we really have such a short time with them.

I think perhaps more than the typical mom, we homeschool mothers have a harder time watching them venture off. For one thing, we take any failure personally. (At least I do). We feel perhaps we did something wrong. But for another, we have been with them so constantly. When they leave for adventures I am not a part of, it is like ripping off a toe.

Then I remember that even Jesus only lingered for a while with us. He warned His followers to prepare; He would only be with them for a short time. However, He would not leave them without guidance. His spirit would always be with them...with us. There is comfort in that, His spirit, alongside mine as I watch my girl walk off towards this new horizon.

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For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit and delight to see how disciplined you are and how firm your faith in Christ is. (Colossians 2:5 NIV)





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  1. Hang in there, Vic. Best to Asherel on her new ventures....

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