No posts have been made for the past few weeks. The reason would be because of the loss of my Father, or to my kids, Pop-Pop. It has been a hard few weeks, as well as a bit of a blur. I feel so thankful for all the time that I was given with him, towards the end especially. It was also comforting for my family as a whole to be able to spend quality time with my Dad. The kids had the chance to be with him, tell him they love him one more time. They were with great aunts and uncles that they would normally not be able to spend time with, and hear stories from days gone by. It was a life experience that had they been sitting in school, they would have missed out on. My Dad is ( I will always use present tense as he will never really be gone in my mind), an amazingly patient man who is always respectful of choices any one of his seven children ever made. I was never questioned by him as to why we chose to homeschool from the start ( 9 years ago). He was sure to let me know just before he passed that he was so proud of me, and that homeschooling our children was the best choice we could have ever made. It was a reassuring thing to hear from a person you admire and respect. A borrowed quote, ” My Father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it”. I found this just last week, and it hit home for me. He really was a man who lived his life as he wanted, and it was by watching him I have learned to live mine as I want and choose to.
I want to send kudos to an amazing Dad and an equally amazing Pop-Pop.
I know we all have our very own ( amazing Dads), and for that we should all be thankful………
Enjoy all the moments you have with your family.
The choice we have made to homeschool allows even more of the family time we all cherish.
Photo Taken at The Mercer Museum in Doylestown PA.