There is a time for everything…
Back from Haiti for the summer and we’re heading into uncharted waters.
Before we moved to Haiti in 2005, we home-schooled the girls. There are a lot of
benefits to home-schooling but one of the side-effects is that kids often end up ‘ahead for their age’ academically. Such was the case with our girls. In the beginning, when they were very young, it was a point of pride for me. My girls were smart and it made me feel pretty great.
Fast forward to 2014.
Anessa is about to be a Junior and Alaina is heading to college. And that leaves Alicia and I in new territory. We’ve been down to Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas to get Alaina registered for Fall classes. We spent a couple days in parent sessions learning about ‘transition’ and life change while Alaina spoke with her academic adviser and worked out her schedule.
The girls are enjoying each other’s company more and more each day. I think they recognize that this fall, for the first time, the four us won’t be together. I think each day we’re all feeling that our moments together matter more.