I just had to add a little post now that we have officially ended our first year of homeschooling. Hurray! May I say a big "Thank You" to all you moms who mentored me this year. One of the things that encouraged me the most is how honest you all were in saying, "Sometimes I just feel so inadequate, am I doing enough, am I the right person for this?" Invariably, every time the answer was "This is our calling and God will give us what we need to finish well." So here we are at the end of year one and feeling like we accomplished what we set out to do. Could there be more gentleness on my part? Absolutely. Could there be more industriousness on my kids part? Yes, I think we'll see that grow. But all in all I do believe for this first year we each have finished well. Praise be to God!