Back on Oct. 6, 2008, I wrote a post about "dysgraphia", which is something that Nathan struggled with when he was younger. He had such a hard time getting onto paper any thoughts he had in his head. In fact, one reason I did not end up putting him in the co-op that is associated with our elementary co-op is because I was really afraid he wouldn't be able to do well there. I knew I wouldn't put him in the 7th grade composition class, for sure. That year, instead, we ended up doing Classical Conversations, which led to Christine and me getting the idea to start Rivendell, and the rest is history.
But Nathan did struggle for awhile, and I really was worried about how he would do in high school and college. But the Lord is good. Nathan has excelled in high school classes, even AP ones, where he had to write essays for the big test! And we just got back Nathan's scores from the last SAT he will ever have to take, and he got an 800 on the critical reading part--and a 700 on the writing section! Back in 2008, I would never have dreamed that even possible! I'm so proud of him! I was just thinking back, and I thought I should update here, in case it might encourage others who are struggling with things with their younger kids. Sometimes time really does help work out problems. I am so thankful we were able to homeschool, because I am sure that being able to do things our own way, instead of being tied to how one teacher wanted or expected things to be done, was really helpful. We could do a lot orally, for example. Most of all, I am thankful that the Lord is faithful, and we are excited to see what plans he has for Nathan, and where he leads him next year.