Have I mentioned yet that I've been...incredibly...BUSY?
Through it all I have had the fondest memories of all the wonderful people I have met through my blog. I'll never forget when I first heard about blogs and I said to myself, "I'll never do that."
So now...here I am...wanting to blog...but finding myself too busy to blog. I feel as though I've lost a part of myself. After all, I succumbed to the depths of the blogging world in order to share with other homeschoolers how I do all the unique things I did with my kids. Because of various developmental delays and health issues we took rather unique path with our homeschooling.
Isn't that what homeschooling allows us to be free to do? Isn't that what everyone who homeschools become free to do...to educate more thoroughly, yet uniquely? I used to love connecting with all the other homeschoolers, seeing their unique stories, which encouraged me to feel free to find our own unique path. I always encouraged others to do the same.
So...what began as the depths of blogging became the mountaintop of experiences as I met many blog readers who have said:
"I read your blog. You gave me the idea to ______________."
"I stumbled upon your blog which led to wonderful memories of ______________."
"I love watching her children grow up."
etc, etc, etc
Now that I celebrate my 10 year anniversary of blogging, I find myself reflecting on the outcome. I even won a history award! And...I even stumbled upon a forum that recommended my blog as one of the best homeschool blogs for high school. These are even better than winning a contest, which are popularity driven (where one can vote 5x or more). Thank you. (My apologies to those who can't find links. I don't know what happened, but I have recently discovered that. I will get to repairing them. Meanwhile just do a search in the little box side bar which should bring up the content you seek.)
Well...the latest in the saga is that my daughter, who has had enormous developmental delays is now in grad school to obtain her Early Childhood degree. Meanwhile we continue to address a few unresolved issues. My son, who has tucked away a few semesters at Patrick Henry College (which Michael Farris founded) has some mysterious (non-contagious) health issues. He's been busy as manager at Chick-fil-A while we visit specialists to get to the bottom of mysterious symptoms. For those of you who pray, prayers are coveted. Meanwhile his collegiate endeavors have been postponed.
Meanwhile I have been busy as a volunteer with Convention of States (which Michael Farris founded). In fact, I am now Grassroots Coordinator of NoVA Central. (NoVA=NorthernVirginia) While growing in my position, I am working on two major projects for COS Virginia. I have met the most wonderful people in COS. They are some of the kindest and most knowledgeable people I have ever met. They understand our Constitution like few do. Our entire mission is built around preserving the Constitution. Unfortunately, a lot of trouble makers twist the facts about what we do. Even so, we firmly resolve to be nice, tell the truth and protect our Constitution!
Meanwhile, those with whom I work have encouraged me to take some time out for me. That means, I'm going to try to spend a few minutes on my blog each day. It really feels good to do that. And I still have so much that I am happy to share...historical field trips...historical homeschool ideas...historical clothing...historical gardens...historical cooking...book reviews...Founding Fathers...self-governance...and of course, Convention of States!