I saw this bittersweet thread title on the Sonlight Forums yesterday. Hannah B shared that she had just ordered the British Literature module, and it would be the last Sonlight box she would likely see delivered to her home. Her daughter will be a senior in high school this fall. She commented ... I don't know. I guess we're almost at the end and it just feels weird.
At the same time, I was perusing some of our photo contest entries, and came across this adorable shot that Nicolette K. shared of her 5 year old daughter's box day experience. The K family will be enjoying the wonders of Core A this year.
Milestones! Whether you're at the front end of your homeschool journey, or you're at the bridge that takes your student from high school to college or career, life is full of milestones. In ancient times, a milestone was a stone set up beside a road to mark the distance in miles to a particular place. Today, the term often means an action or event marking a significant change or stage in development.
I'd like to encourage you to take some time to review the milestones of this past school year. Don't let the year come to a close without recognizing the challenges and accomplishments of your homeschool journey from 2013 to 2014. As you look ahead to the 2014-15 school year, commit to recording the highlights of your homeschool. From Box Day to the day you close the last book, make note of the triumphs along the way. When it finally comes time to enjoy the last Sonlight box, perhaps it won't seem quite so "weird" if you can look back and enjoy the milestones that brought you to that final box.
Still on the journey ...
P.S. - I would love to see pictures of your Sonlight milestones from this past year. Please don't miss the opportunity to share them via our Sonlight Photo Contest, which will come to an end in just under a month!