Today was a hard day for us. We wrapped up not only our school year, but our affiliation with our homeschool group. I am usually quick to make decisions, and can clearly see which choice will be best. But with this, I wavered, I prayed, I decided, I wavered, I re-decided, I wavered, deciding whether to stay or go elsewhere.
Ultimately, I know we are doing the right thing based on what we value. The tough part was leaving our "Learning Consultant". She is caring, loves my kids, supports and encourages me endlessly, and has been such an important part of our homeschooling. There were tears and hugs, and more tears (ok, only me) today as we left the campus. I truly value her as a friend now, and have every intention of keeping her involved in our lives. But still, it won't be the same, and I keep questioning my decision. Parenting is tough some days! I just want to do what's best for my kids, be a good example of what's right, and keep people in their lives that love them. It would have been easier if all those items had come together on this one, but they just didn't.
So, forward we go, making new learning plans for next year and getting to know new staff, and hoping for the best.