Here I Raise Mine Ebenezer

I checked Avril's Latin without the key. 

And it was a few of those exercises that the Henle Answer Key doesn't even provide answers to, maddeningly, because the content is just supposed to be so easy and the answers so obvious. 

But at this point, it actually was so obvious to me that I checked it all and found errors without the key, and I am still in total confidence that I was correct. 

And when Avril needed help with some Algebra in her not-so-Pre-Algebra math text, I helped her with that. 

There was not even a moment of knee-jerk, internal panic or an ounce of beady, outward sweat like there used to be when my older daughter needed help with math.  

I knew just what to do and more importantly perhaps, I knew why. 

I do read the Vulgate almost everyday now. 

I did just finish directing Challenge 4 with Advanced Math and Physics included. 

But it was this, this helping my middle daughter Avril with Henle 1 and Pre-Algbra without any trouble that made me realize how far I've come from where I started. 

When my oldest was at this same age and place in her homeschool journey, I was utterly dependent on the answer keys and thankful and happy to have them. 

But now, I have subsumed some of those answer keys at least.  

It was a glorious moment of realization, and I gave glory to God for His help.

It was not always easy. 

And knowing what's coming in the upper Challenges, I know it won't always be this easy.

But now I also know it is actually getting easier, and that's exciting. 

Here I raise mine Ebenezer. 

Hither by God's help I am redeeming my own education as I homeschool my kids. 


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