How long is 18 years?
We are given 18 years to raise them and teach them. Homeschooling or not, 18 years is the duration of their childhood years. After that, it all gets REAL.
18 years to teach filtering and follow through.
18 years to give hugs and bring eye contact into the realm of almost comfortable.
18 years to learn acceptance of limitations and then to help them push past them.
It’s not very long. The years roll along so quickly! One moment we were potty training and the next we were teaching him to shift gears on the Yamaha 125. Looking forward to a driver’s license and his first job, and I look up to see that the 18 years I had is down to 4.
Time moves forward, always forward, and when you think you have all the time in the world you really don’t.
18 years is just the first season of a life, fleeting, gone and remembered through fuzzy childlike glasses.
Not long enough.
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