It's been 7 weeks since my now 14 year old son first went to public school. I had 8 1/2 years of home schooling invested in him when we made the decision to send him to our local middle school for athletics.
It's been a transition... to say the least. Three months ago, I was searching the internet, blogs, etc. trying to find some advice on how to smoothly make such a transition. I had hoped that someone who had gone before me would share from their storehouse of knowledge on how to do this transition effectively, smoothly and easily.
Unfortunately, I didn't find any such advice. Though, I did find that NBA rookie, Blake Griffin, was homeschooled until 8th grade... and I briefly considered trying to contact his mom to ask her how she raised such an incredible young man but I figured I would get sidetracked and forget to ask about their transition. Mrs. Tebow would be another wise woman to ask but unfortunately you can't find contact info on the web for homeschool mothers of pro ball players.
In the end, it came down to me on my knees. I have prayed more for that child of mine in the past 2 months than I think I ever have. We've had some good days in this transition... some not so good days and some very humorous ones. As a mom I've been stretched in ways that I didn't know a mother's heart could go.
It's been a journey, to say the least and I'm not very far down this path. I don't have any great wisdom to share but I feel compelled to at least share some of our journey for someone else who may be searching like I was.
Our transition hasn't been smooth or easy but he's still there... so I guess that means it has been effective and this mother's heart has been transitioned the most....