We have done our research. We have sought outside help. We have evaluated where we're at as a family and where we want to be. We have considered all the needs of all of our children (and their parents). We have let this decision sit for a good year. We have prayed. We have cried. And we have come out on the other side with peace.
Next fall, my oldest will be going to seventh grade at a small charter school here in town. I have home schooled him from the beginning. I have prepared him, loved him, pushed him, prayed for him, encouraged him, led him to knowledge and now it is time for him to drink for himself.
I think his new wings will be broad and purposeful.