Not every month will have a theme, but we decided to start our first month off with one–“Envisioning the Future”. It is, however, a very broad umbrella. Some ideas might include envisioning your curriculum for this year, envisioning an exciting new way of homeschooling, envisioning a radical new way of teaching a specific hated subject, envisioning your child’s path to college based on the work they have done in high school, envisioning your hopes and dreams for your child, envisioning your ideal homeschool setup, envisioning homeschoolers of the future… The ideas are limitless.
One fun option for this broad theme is to write a letter to your future homeschool graduate about what YOU hope for their life and why you have done all you have to make their future bright. Here is mine…..
When you were still a baby, your father and I decided we wanted to homeschool you. Time and life slightly changed our plans, but we found our way back after several years.
Homeschooling has been quite an adventure to say the least. Curriculum choices and teaching style VS learning style have certainly been a wild roller coaster ride, however, we seem to be on the right track and you manage to learn all along this hair-raising ride. You are in high school now and I know we are in for a new kind of adventure. I am so proud of your flexibility and willingness to roll with the punches. I know there are days we’d both like to quit, but we don’t.
While I might not have had a good grasp on homeschooling when we started, I do know my heart yearns for you to come to know how truly gifted and smart you are. You are NOT a diagnosis, you are a person. Dyslexia, CAPD, dysgraphia, anxiety…do not define who you are, you do! I want school to challenge you, I want you to love learning, I want you to learn discipline and have fun trying new things, I want you to be respectful and be treated with respect, and most of all I want you to be YOU. I think we have mastered many of these and will master the remainder as we continue this awesome homeschooling journey.
I know I push a little too much, but it’s only because I see your potential. I sometimes think of you as a gem in the rough. What’s hard for me is knowing you like being a gem in the rough; I want to polish you. Funny, as much as I want to polish you, I stand back and see lots of ways your roughness is perfecting you in your own way, in your own time. You are such a precious gem and I love you desperately.
My sweet Hannah, you are truly a miracle from God. He has the most wonderful future planned for you that is beyond your wildest imagination. Listen to Him daily as you walk-out your future. Never forget that your father and I are your loudest cheerleaders, your best support system, and we have a never ending love for you.
Please join us by envisioning YOUR homeschooled high schooler’s future and sharing it with us this month on the hop!! Add your high school homeschooling post in the link up, then grab the code below to share the link-up on your own post – – thus the blog hop!! Oh, and head over to our official blog hop page for the official blog hop image and all the nitty-gritty details!