…in two completely different ways.
Today was the great solar eclipse and it was also the first day of 9th grade for Ryan! What 9th grader is ever excited about starting school, especially when it’s still officially summer 🙂 ?
Ryan will be completing Ancient History and Literature using My Father’s World. He will also be taking Algebra 1, Physical Science, and Spanish 1. Another year of That Dance Thing (Ryan is thrilled 😉 ) and Guitar will cover his P.E. and Fine Arts credits. Thankfully, Ryan was able to take Driver’s Ed at the end of last year so he’s all finished with that, and in 6 months he’ll be getting his learner’s permit.
We also had fun celebrating Ryan’s 15th birthday this weekend. I CANNOT believe that my “baby” is that old already! Here are some pics:
I have to admit that this year is somewhat bittersweet for me. I no longer get to plan fun hands-on activities or spend lots of time teaching. We no longer have a cute, decorated schoolroom or do crafts or baking activities together. I have to admit that I miss those days!
But, I still get to be here for my kids, to answer questions and guide their education. I get to help them navigate high school and begin their college careers. I get to love them and be their mom! I am so blessed that I still get to have the boys learn at home and spend these exciting, formative years with them. I am thankful!
Life is changing, and although all of these changes are not easy for me as a mom, I know that this is all part of God’s plan and that He is with us each step of the way!