The following is a guest post written by Brooke Scott of Violicious.
We are a family.
We are a family of homeschoolers.
We are a family of homeschoolers who lives far away from its traditional family.
And so, we created a new one.
Two years ago during the winter holidays my eldest son said to me: “Isn’t it sad that everyone else has something to do and we are just waiting for our friends to come back?”
It was startling. Like a slug in the stomach. I thought I had been a good buffer, soaking up that particular sadness in the face of comments like, “Oh, we are just so busy with family, you know how it is!”
Actually, I don’t. I did, but immigrating to Canada has taken a few tolls on us as a family. [Read more…]