Today, I’m excited to reveal a new logo. Cool, isn’t it? And it didn’t cost me a dime – unless you count the food and clothing purchased, the electricity and water used, and nine months of pregnancy, several hours of labor, and eighteen years of parenting. But, we don’t count that – LOL. This wonderful logo was created by my daughter Emily.
One week from today, Emily starts her degree in Web Design at a local college and my son Taylor continues his degree in Digital Media. We’re just a family of computer geeks and it’s definitely rubbed off on our children. This is AWESOME, because they are learning many things I would love to know about digital media and design. Although, at times, it is a little humbling, I love when my children know more than I do about something. After all, isn’t that one of our goals for our children, to go beyond what we’ve accomplished?
This week I spoke to a young man who had three small children. When I mentioned I had just “retired” from homeschooling after fifteen years, he commented that he wasn’t really looking forward to the day when his children would be grown. Although I completely understand how he was feeling and I am, at times, nostalgic for the “old days,” I LOVE having adult children. It’s not just because I can ask them to do work for me for free (ha ha), but because I love to see the people they have become and are still growing to be. I love having meaningful conversations about the world and all its craziness. I love watching the same TV shows, listening to the same music, and having them suggest books they have read. I love going out to dinner together. I love laughing together, and we do that often. Like any stage of life, this one has its pluses and minuses, but I love it and I’m thrilled to be a parent of two wonderful young adults. They are growing up.
Some of you who have read this far, may feel like that young man. Others of you are counting the days until your children are grown and wondering if there is a way to speed up time. Regardless of where you are in life or how old your children are, enjoy your children today. Enjoy who they are, enjoy spending time with them, talking with them, and loving them. If you are a homeschooler, you have been blessed with an amazing gift of more than the average amount of time with your children. It may not always feel that way, but the memories you are building and the adults you are “growing” are worth every minute. Enjoy the journey!