For years my theory with home school has been that my children's spiritual state and character growth are far more important than academic success, and that has never been proved more true than on February 18, 2011. Not to say that I don't encourage my children to excel in reading, writing and arithmetic to the best of their God given abilities, but knowing where they are spiritually holds a much higher importance in our home. Living for and knowing God is far more important than conjunctions and algebraic equations when compared with eternity.
So in case the state of Wisconsin knocks on my door and asks for our school schedule the past two months it will be recorded as working our way through a unit study on grief, reading about heaven, counting down the days until Jesus returns, and a geography lesson traveling through the midwest to spread our son's ashes. Maybe next year we'll finish all those curriculum books by May.