Since technically it's Friday, and I don't anticipate anything out of the ordinary happening today, I figured it was safe to write my wrap-up. We had three standout moments this week:
In our Classical Conversations community, we launched rockets for science. It was a fun way to continue our study in astronomy. After a few false starts, and lots of laughs, we managed to launch 6 rockets (2 of those we launched twice for good measure). I'm sure we could have spent more time discussing the mechanics of the rockets, but really all anyone wanted to see was the launch into space and the plummet to earth.
This afternoon we did our annual Operation Christmas Child shoebox shopping. For years, each kid has gotten to fill a shoebox themselves. I generally give little guidance other than requiring they include toothbrush, toothpaste and soap. It's always fun to see what they choose to include. I pray that the boy and girls receiving them know the joy and love that was put into each one.
Finally, this evening my crew tested for their next belts in TaeKwonDo. We've been with our DoJang for over three years, and it's a blessing to watch them grow in the confidence, agility and ability. All four grandparents got to watch them test this time, which was a special treat for the kids.
As to the "what's the point" part of this post, I've been mulling that question for the past week in regard to this blog. What's the point? What am I trying to accomplish? I could come at this like so many do and give advice and direction, but the truth is that I don't feel qualified to do that. I'm so far from having figured this homeschool and parenting thing out, that I could be starting from scratch. I don't have any great words of wisdom, or fantastic strategies to do anything.
So again I ask, what's the point. This is the conclusion I've come to (for the moment).
I love to write. It's how I process my thoughts and where I use up most of my words. And I love to share our story. Not because it's amazing or extraordinary, but because it is so very ordinary that maybe someone else will get encouragement in knowing that there's someone else out there in the muck like they are. And I love to hear other people's stories. To hear where they're coming from, and what's important to them.
So, for now, I guess I'll continue to share our story. Someone once told me to "write what you know." And our story is all I know.