After a long break, a failed attempt at switching to a Facebook page, a trip to Canada and back, two kids becoming one year older, and Momma bear growing and learning a lot about herself, we're back. And Facebook was fun while it lasted, but I love my blog. Having the option to go back almost five years, and to filer my posts by topic just cant be beat.
It's that time of year again when people at the grocery store are asking what grades the kids will be entering...and I've noticed I don't fumble as much as I used to. I've learned to reply with an almost whole hearted smile as I say, "We actually homeschool." There's still a small lump of hesitation in my throat as I tell myself that other peoples judgments do not matter... so long as my kids are happy and this is working for our family right?
But I've come to the conclusion that Ill never be fully sure of our decision to homeschool. Ill probably always ask if this is really whats best for us. Ill most likely always be tempted to look elsewhere. And ill most definitely doubt myself on the inevitable bad days.
And that's why I've returned. Because I know there are people like me out there who struggle and search for validation and inspiration.
I hope and pray that I can give some of you that glimmer of hope that I so often find on other blogs and pages.
May Allah guide us, assist us, and accept our efforts from us, Ameen. May He make us a means of Jannah for our children, and our children a means of Jannah for us! Ameen.