On June 2, 2010, we will be celebrating the transition to a new chapter in the life of our family. David will officially graduate high school. I believe this is an even bigger family transition than most others might experience because it feels like Stefanie and I will be graduating, too.
From the day we first decided to homeschool David, we had always planned to do so through high school. Sure, we had moments when we questioned our abilities or wondered if he was missing something crucial. But, each time we came to the conclusion that this was the best situation for him and our family. We have no regrets about being his primary educators for thirteen years. But, we have no illusions that we would have done as well without God, either. It is because of His strength and wisdom that we stuck to it and were able to guide David to where he stands today.
The result is a mature, bright young man who is ready to take the next steps into adulthood and to start building his own life. He will be going to Portland Community College in the fall while continuing to learn and grow as a musician and sound engineer with the fantastic staff at our church that has taken him under their wing.
The training wheels are coming off, but we will continue to offer advice and guidance as he needs it. We can’t wait to see what happens next.
Congratulations, David. It’s time to begin your own adventure.