• "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" --Mary Oliver

  • Your biggest challenge isn't someone else. It's the ache in your lungs and the burning in your legs, and the little voice inside you the yells, "can't!" But you don't listen; you just push harder and then you hear the voice whisper "can" and you realize the person you thought you were is no match for the one you really are.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2007


You can do it, it just takes organizing and a stuck to schedule. Just like what she's getting now. Just plan it out. I'm sure you can hook up with other homeschool Mom's, a retired teacher or a website that'll give you predone lesson plans to ease the way somewhat. Probably the most important thing that she'll miss is the social interaction with kids her own age which is easy to fix with activities. Look at it this way, even if it doesn't work out, you've given her a breather away from a really inappropriate situation and at least you made a decision. Right or wrong, you're doing your best and at least you tried. Think positive, plus you know what they say - Happy Mom = Happy Home = Happy Kids It'll work out, I'm rooting for you.

Thanks Hayleigh-Anne, I appreciate the kind words. I do feel really overwhelmed right now. I just wish that I could take the confidence I have at work and other areas of my life and infuse it into this motherhood thing.

But yes, right or wrong, I made a decision and I hope that someday Viola will look back and see that I intended to do the best I could for her.

Whew. You've had a lot going on the last few months. Home schooling seems like a big project, but you definitely seem like the right person to take on this kind of endeavor.
I'll be pulling for you.

Wow. What can't you do?

For what it's worth, I think you did the right thing too. I'm sure she'll be just fine. I only wish I had the courage to do the same thing, because I think Nicolas would do much better in an environment more suited to his way of learning.

:) You guys! I don't know what I would do without the support of my blog-friends. WHat's the saying about courage? It's just fear that has said its prayers? All I know is that when I looked at what was hanging in the balance and asked myself: what does Viola have to lose if she stays at home with me versus what she has to lose by going to school. Well, I can think of a million ways that even if keeping her home isn't the right decision, I can MAKE it right.

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