Homeschool Mom High School Freak Out!

This is all past tense freaking out we’re talking about… five months ago was when it occurred.  My daughter was beginning her senior year in high school and she needed a transcript for some such activity or club or other stress-producing avenue for this homeschool mother.  Lots of moms have high school homeschool anxiety… how will I teach chemistry, or trigonometry, or a foreign language when all I know is pig latin from Zoom??? 

I’m a planner by nature, so making the high school plan was right up my alley.  The lovely state we reside in has the high school requirements right there online for us to copy and paste.  I simply spread out the course requirements over four years and BAM… it was done.  Fast forward to the request for the transcript.  WHAT?  You want grades from the last three years?  Of course I kept diligent track of all of them… including electives and P.E. and driver’s education…. somewhere.  Being somewhat organized, I had thrown them all into a file folder AND I knew where it was.  Whew!

Through the first three years of high school teaching, I had also been collecting transcript templates.  They were thrown in a file folder that I knew the location of!  See?  Why was I freaking out?  I guess I had heard of other moms losing it at this point, so I jumped on the band wagon.

Truly, it was no big deal.  One balmy August afternoon when it was WAY too hot to go outdoors in Phoenix, AZ, I sat down at the computer and made my own template for an OFFICIAL HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT.  Yes, I wrote that right at the top in bold letters.  Looks really official.  I resurrected the high school plan for my daughter… the one with two cute pictures on the top… (one from 1994 when she had a waterfall hairdo and was sitting in her high chair.. and one glamor shot taken by her talented cousin, Whitney) and I filled in the classes as they actually happened.  Bam!

Why do homeschool moms freak out about this??  I’m not sure.  The Lord fills in the gaps for us EVERY time.  The credits added up to more than enough.  The required classes were accomplished.  He supplied teachers for the subjects where I know nothing.  Homeschooling is really about leaving the details up to the Lord.  We wake up every day and pray for wisdom… and then march down the stairs, feeling as unqualified as ever, and rely on the Lord to aid this sometimes weary soul.  I wouldn’t trade one day of our homeschooling adventure…. (I can think of about 10 days I would trade!) … but each day with its trials, joys and triumphs was worth every ounce of my ever-loving-sold-out devotion to God and our kids.

Tonight I copied and pasted Official High School Transcript #1 and filled in the blanks for #2.  And it’s only half way through his freshman year!  Sweet Jesus, I’m on top of this thang now!

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4 Responses to “Homeschool Mom High School Freak Out!”

  1. Angela J Says:

    I can completely relate. That is about the same time when I ‘lost it’…when someone asked for my daughter’s official transcript in her senior year. It’s funny now…My oldest daughter graduated last year and I went thru a LOT of emotional ups-and-downs. However, I wouldn’t trade that experience in for anything!

    We still have two more kiddos at home, both in high school. I am learning from our first experience with educating a child thru the high school years…I already have transcripts started for the other two so whenever anyone asks for them, it won’t be such a chore.

    Blessings upon your journey. Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed reading your post…

    …Enjoy the journey!
    ~Angela

  2. Home Schooling Says:

    Thanks for a marvelous posting on home schooling! I truly enjoyed reading it, you happen to be a great author. I will make certain to bookmark your blog and may come back down the road. I want to encourage that you continue your great posts on the importance of education, have a nice evening!

    • rixgal Says:

      Thank you for your comment! That was four years ago and we are still homeschooling strong! My #3 child is graduating in May… and then only one to go! It has been the most rewarding journey of our lives!

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