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9.18.2006

This is Why we Homeschool.



Once in a while, I get the breath knocked out of me by something I see that could easily be missed.

This was one of those moments.

J was working on some written spelling activities and asked to go out to the picnic table to complete them. I needed a few minutes to myself anyway, so I sent him out with paper and pencil in hand. This window is looking out onto our patio from our kitchen table. I did my work downstairs and came back up to check on him maybe 15 minutes later and this is what I saw. He hadn't moved. He was doing the assignment. Working without direct supervision--oh man. Might as well be leaping small buildings in a single bound!

He sat out there for about 40 minutes total, calmly doing his work and talking to G. G would run off to swing ordig every few minutes and then return. I can't tell you what a miracle it is for J to sit and focus for an extended period of time and actually make progress on an assignment without getting distracted! I couldn't stop watching. I so desperately wanted to go out and check on his progress but I didn't want to break in on him...so I watched from the window.

And cried.

6 comments:

sabrina said...

sarah, that is so sweet. I know you are proud of J, heck I'm proud of him.

Debby said...

Praise God! I'm so glad He shows you every once in awhile that the choice you've made is the right one. You all deserve that confirmation - I know you work hard at what you do and I'm so thankful that you are seeing its fruits! Hope the rest of your week goes just as well!

Laurie said...

What joy we homeschool Mom's can experience when we bring our childern home to school, and what benefits they experience when given the priviledge. I'm happy for your family. Thanks for sharing this percious moment with us.
Laurie

Connie said...

Heck, Sarah, it's making me cry, too! Way to go, J!

TracieClaiborne said...

Makin' me cry too! That is so awesome. Bless you for recognizing small victories. God bless America for letting us homeschool. It is such a blessing to us too.

Michele said...

how totally precious!!!!!!!!!!