Need a friend who understands what a homeschool mom goes through?
Today February 7th is Send a Note to a Friend Day.
My first thought for helping you today was to give you a checklist
of different types of letters for your child to know how to write before they graduate.
This thought came to my mind because our daughter recently sent me an e-mail
asking me if a business letter she was writing was in the correct format.
But the more I thought about letter writing I kept returning to…
It’s not letter writing day but “Send a Note to a Friend Day.”
When the word friend jumped out at me, I knew what I wanted to write about today.
Today I want to write about Friendship.
Not friendship for our children, which many of us homeschool moms worry about.
But friendship for us.
Homeschool moms need friends because
- Homeschooling is hard.
- And a homeschooling journey is long.
On this long and hard journey,
we need a homeschool mom friend who understands what we’re going through.
Since I didn’t set out to homeschool,
I was surprised by the mom friendships I lost when we became a homeschooling family.
With different educational choices and schedules,
we just didn’t make a point to see each other anymore.
And those friendships faded over time.
I have a dear friend, a homeschool friend of 10+ years, who once told me that
many friendships only last a season but a few friendships will last a lifetime.
I want to encourage you to find a homeschool mom friend to walk beside you on your homeschooling journey.
I remember when our children were in elementary and middle school
scheduled park days with my children’s friends meant just as much to me as our children,
because I got to see my homeschool mom friends.
On park days we had a chance to air our frustrations about parenting and homeschooling.
Since we were all going through the same stuff,
I don’t remember solving each other’s problems at the park.
However, it wasn’t solutions that we were needing.
We just needed someone to listen us and to understand what we were going through.
So, on this day might I encourage you to do one of two things:
- send a note to your closest homeschool mom friend
and let her know how important she in your life
- or reach out to your local homeschool group and schedule weekly park days
so you can find a homeschool mom friend
Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead.
Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.
– Albert Camus
And if you need a friend who’s “been there, done that” and not afraid to lead, I’m here.
I’m here because
- I want to support you in your decision to homeschool and
- I want to share with you what I’ve learned on this journey.
I’m not afraid to lead because I’ve seen the journey from the beginning and to the end.
Please consider this post today as a note from a homeschool mom friend on “Send your Friend a Note Day”.
If you need a friend today, send me a note at email@example.com