I especially loved and appreciated this feedback the most:
“I also have to wonder if knocking something down, just to build up your own point, is effective. You wouldn't ever want to criticize someone else just to make yourself feel better, or appear to others to be better, right? Maybe the focus should solely be on the benefits of home schooling, regardless of your thoughts on public school.”
Very well said, and I thank you a thousand times. Public embarrassment is hard, but OH so wonderful when you can get feedback from a wide variety of people everywhere who love you enough to let you know what they think. I’ve learned a lot about myself these past few days. Intent: Good. Delivery: Unpolished.
I’ll try not to feel guilty but have godly sorrow instead! How does your own medicine taste, Nat? Ha!!!!!
Well, again, thanks for all those people—who I didn’t even realize read this blog—hanging in there with me.
I keep thinking a lot about how CJane handled an emotionally-charged topic:
Her first post: I am Not, it Turns Out
The post after all the feedback: Post About a Post
And her last words on the subject before wisely moving on: What I Have Learned
And I had a lot more respect for her.
I’ll give all these thoughts a few days to mull over and then begin again.