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There are rare moments in which the window of time opens and we are able to see dimly a bit of the larger timeline of one life.    Today, while preparing my oldest son's high school transcript, I inadvertently stumbled upon my own blog from 2009 which spoke of the start of a new school year for my then 1st and 4th graders.

2009... we had sold our house and were living in a rental house, waiting to see where God would send us.    And yet, things seemed so normal in our back-to-school moment.    Sometimes, I just miss that normal.      There were read-alouds and fun snacks, there was a whole room dedicated to school and there were pool runs and air-conditioning.    The comforts of the US surrounded us.   Sometimes, I just miss those comforts.

2017... we have one more year with our Senior, Aidan.   His education has been broader than we ever imagined when we chose to homeschool 10 years ago.    His heart has been broken by the injustices of our world, his character has been formed i…

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