Hi All, this is a pretty long share so please bear with me
As some of you may know, I’ve been homeschooling (I’m not a traditional mom, except when it comes to discipline ) my son for the past 6 years and since he will be in Junior High next academic year, we decided to let him try out for exclusive school.
So last Friday, he was interviewed by the Big 3 of the ‘Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters’
I tell you, it was really nerve-wracking for me but seeing how cool, calm and collected my son was, eased my worries a bit, but still, it was the longest 3 hours of my life to date
What worried me the most is the fact that I home-schooled him, I used a curriculum and learning materials which is absolutely different from what the regular schools use. Also, not to discount the fact that I was very adamant with my decision to go unconventional in a society where conventional way is the only way.
If he fails, there is no one to blame but ME. I can’t even put to words the anxiety I was feeling at the mere thought of screwin’ up my only son’s (only kid at that) life.
Enough of my distress, let’s fast forward to 30 minutes after the interview. We were called in the Directress’ office and the first thing she said to me was, you did a brilliant job in homeschooling your son and I applaud you for that.
We are honored to have him in our wings and we are granting him half scholarship for this academic year, he could have gotten a full scholarship if he finished grade school here. (that’s our goal next year )
In a nutshell, I was in heaven that Friday.
The Day after
I woke up to a sad news and it was crazy, my piece of heaven went Poof!
Come afternoon, more sad news at the Doctor’s office, but hey, what’s new?!
Later that evening, it got a little better after I had dinner with my family.
New day has begun
My morning started with a surprise gift from my son Good vibes making their way and I’m hopeful.
Off to work and read emails laced with lotsa lovin’ and appreciation, a really heartwarming gesture. Please accept our warmest hugs and sincerest gratitude
I guess, what I truly wanted to say is that life in general is like a roller coaster ride, with ups, downs and 360 loops from here and there, but that makes it so much more awesome and worth riding again. So no worries, this too shall pass.
Oh and I almost forgot, Happy Mother’s Day to all special, hardworking and selfless MOMs (your mom, wife, sister, friends…) you have in your life!