We've 'started' homeschooling again. It feels right. Although Liv is still so fearful...especially at night when I would prefer to be sound asleep...I am hoping that she'll begin to feel like her old self again.
We visited Liv's 'learning consultant' from the school. Sue is awesome. I always feel so encouraged and excited about schooling after I've spoken to her. When Jeff died, she helped immensely by helping me finish off the year of education reporting. I don't know what I would have done. I could hardly think straight.
You can tell that she and her husband, Bob, love kids and love to learn themselves. The recent addition to their household is a hive of bees.
Since hearing of their arrival some time last year, Liv has been wanting to see the hive. So the other day, Liv donned a bee suit (quite a hilarious sight - she looked like a gnome) and my gumboots while Bob disassembled to hive for Liv's perusal. My only disappointment was that I couldn't get closer too!
I find that there are moments in our lives that just feel 'right'. That feel wholesome and meant to be. Homes like Sue's, Marnie's, Kirsten's, Krista's, B&P's, farmschooling and so many of our friends all have this essence. We are so lucky to be close to such amazing, interesting and comforting people and places.
I think I am excited about homeschooling again. I KNOW Liv is. It's just a question of how much we can fit into each day!