These day’s I find myself wondering if we are in the right place at the right time. I’ve wondered if we are adding to or missing out on our children‘s education. My ultimate goal as a mother is to ensure that my children receive the best education possible. Living in China education has proved to be a bit difficult in some situations and a most rewarding hands on education possible in others. As I read different posts on Facebook of drivers education, Christmas pageants, Christmas dances, and various other school functions I’m reminded of some activities that the girls could be missing out on.
Lately Mari our 12 year old talks about environmental issues and reads CNN. Monica talks about taking her first year of college off to join the Brethren Domestic Volunteer Services so she can help kids in other countries. Are these the thoughts young girls of ages 12 & 14 should be having, are we inadvertently forcing them to grow up faster than what is necessary? Because we live in a rural area of China they are forced to be each other’s company as there are no other English speaking children. Monica our high school girl has a slight advantage as she attends a local high school. Mari our 12 year old is home schooled through an online program.
These are just thoughts and ramblings of a concerned mother. Perhaps the holiday’s are having an effect on me and playing havoc with my emotions. This will be the first year away from family & friends and has me with some troubled thoughts…