Some of you may have noticed it getting especially quiet on the blog. Whether you did or not, I am ready to start explaining my disappearance.
When Emma was a child, I didn’t really consider her feelings much when it came to blogging. Although I was careful never to publish anything that could harm her, she didn’t understand blogging and thus had no objections to my writing about her.
But now that she is a teen, things are different. She has opinions about what I share on Jimmie’s Collage, and I support her right to privacy. That’s why I have not (until now) publicly revealed my daughter’s scoliosis.
Now that she is recovering from her spinal fusion surgery, she has allowed me to discuss it on my blog.
And just so you know, there was no cajoling or pressuring. Actually, she started sharing tidbits about it on her own Instagram account before I even asked her if I could write openly about it.
I have plenty of blog ideas without using my daughter’s back as a topic. But since it has taken over much of our lives these past two weeks, it seems fitting to write about. And she is open to sharing some of her story here.
My plan is to wrap all of this into a package I’m calling Homebound Homeschool. I will start at the beginning, telling a little about how we got her diagnosis and move chronologically to our preparations, the hospital experience, recovery at home, and finally homebound homeschool.
I hope it will educate and encourage other homeschool moms whose tweens or teens are facing surgery that disrupts homeschool and family life. These are not my typical posts, but these last few months have not been typical life either. We are now homebound homeschoolers.