This week we finished up our 2011-12 school year. (Yes, I know we were behind.)
Can I tell you a little secret? It was fun. Really, really fun. Not every moment of course, but way more fun on the most consistent string of days than I've ever had homeschooling before.
Was it because the end was in sight? Because we'd finished grammar the week before? Because I let my preschoolers play (upstairs or outside)? Because we read about the drama of ancient Rome every single day? Because we began most days with a worship song from YouTube, singing, dancing, and shouting praise together? (The baby really got into the shouting part.) Was it because the part of our Bible lesson covered the Ascension and Pentecost, and I showed how thrilling I found it while reading aloud?
I don't know. I cannot say. But whatever it was, I enjoyed it so much; I soaked it in.
God was in it.
I'm thankful and optimistic. I don't know what the next school year (coming in October!) will hold, but I know we are exactly where we are supposed to be.