When I began the ABC’s of Homeschooling I did it without knowing if anyone would join in. All I knew was that I’d seen the ABC theme work in other themes, and that no one had done it in the homeschool blog realm yet. That first week, I had 11 number of people link up, and the following weeks the number rose as more of you joined in.
All of you have been so fantastic about writing your posts, or linking up your older ones each week. We have seen a neat little community grow here, from my 5 Kids and a Dog beginnings to here at The Momma Knows. I had the chance to meet some of you at the Relevant Conference too, which was SO awesome!
It really has been wonderful. You gals are amazing, uplifting, supportive, Christ-following homeschool Mommas. I hope that I get the chance to meet every single one of you in person.
As wonderful as the ABC’s have been, you can’t go through them without reaching Z. This time, as we reach Z, I’m going to bring it to a close for a while. Honestly, I’m running out of topics that fit the ABC’s “on demand”, and I suspect some of you are feeling the same way. This isn’t to say that we won’t do it again. I may run the ABC’s of Homeschooling just once a year, beginning in September.
You may remember that my word of year is TRANSITION—for very good reason, and I had no idea how it would manifest when I felt it impressed upon me—and I need a break. This is the last week the ABC’s of Homeschooling will run. If you have ANY remaining posts written, or you have posts planned for the next few weeks, please do it!
I will leave the Linky open for the next four weeks so that you can link up your W, X, Y, and Z posts as you do them. I’ll still tweet them for you! (I’ll retweet your linked up posts if you @msg me- just in case I don’t see them right away!)
HOMESCHOOLERS are amazing! W is for Wonderful, and you ladies are IT. Please still visit me, hang around, chat a while. I have so enjoyed getting to know every single one of you each week. And if you’re going to the Allume (formerly Relevant) Conference in October, I WILL SEE YOU THERE!!
God bless you as you teach your kids! I leave you with this poem, one of my favorites, which illustrates my homeschooling philosophy better than I ever could. Coincidentally, I used this poem in my very first ABC post, too! This was strictly coincidence, but it fits here.
by Leslie Pinckney Hill
Lord, who am I to teach the way
To little children day by day,
So prone myself to go astray?
I teach them KNOWLEDGE, but I know
How faint they flicker and how low
The candles of my knowledge glow.
I teach them POWER to will and do,
But only now to learn anew
My own great weakness through and through.
I teach them LOVE for all mankind
And all God’s creatures, but I find
My love comes lagging far behind.
Lord, if their guide I still must be,
Oh let the little children see
The teacher leaning hard on Thee.