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Monday, November 24, 2008

One of the many blessings of Homeschooling

Tonight we were at church for one of several "going away" events for our dear friends the Sniffs, LOL (not laughing that they are moving, laughing at the name my daughter gave them so long ago that just sticks). Anyway, almost all of us there were homeschoolers and we were talking about it to a soon-to-be new mom, and we were being VERY realistic about the joys and the not so joyous moments. But then I got home and was sending this picture to my doula mentor, and I realized THIS is exactly why we homeschool...
These 6 girls represent the best of what homeschooling has to offer. The best of socialization...without all the bad stuff. Five of the 6 have known each other for 9 years now (okay...8 for one of them since she wasn't born 9 years ago). The other one only move here in the past 3 years. In the time these girls have known each other, they have ALWAYS gotten along. Always. They truly love each other. They truly enjoy each other. They are all God loving, modest, intensely creative, funny, and fun to be around. They don't do the typical "girl" stuff that building-schooled kids do. They don't promise to be best friends one day and hate each other the next. It's never even crossed their minds. And they are not even the entirety of the clan of girls that our immediate homeschool circle represents. And ALL the girls get along great (they just weren't all at this gathering). In school, they would be divided into 3-4 different grades. 3 0r 4. Different. GRADES. Can you believe that? But here, they aren't second graders or fifth graders...they are just friends. And that's the way it should be :-).
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5 comments:

Tree Climbing Mom said...

Can't you just see them passing that picture around at each other's weddings? Those are the makings of lifelong friendships. Beautiful.

Tiffany said...

Can I cry now? That was so sweet, well-written, and so true. These girls are awesome. Even with Hannah moving I know they will be lifelong friends. That bond is just too strong to be broken by a move.

Julie said...

Crying...

Grammy said...

Beautifully written and true. I have had the pleasure of being with each of these precious little girls several times a year since they were babies.Since 2 of them are my sweet granddaughters. Watching them grow from babies, to caring little girls is such a blessing to me.
I have also had the joy of being around their Moms. You group of ladies are wonderful role models for your girls. You are instilling in them the important life lessons, God first, Family, Friends etc. You are leading by teaching but more importantly by example!! I'm proud of you all!!
May God contine to bless each of you!
Sorry this is so long but hey!!
Love to all yall!!

Melissa said...

Yes, crying, me too. GREAT POST! Madison and I (and the rest of the family) are HUGELY blessed to count these families as our good friends. I continue to be amazed - only 3 years here and we have such a wonderful church/homeschool family. To God be the glory!