So … I CAN HARDLY CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT UNTIL MAY!!! Prayerfully, nothing will come up this year. We are so LOOKING FORWARD to being with LIKE-MINDED people and being ENCOURAGED in our homeschool journey.
I give God praise for your conference! I learned so much and was refreshed and encouraged in every area of my life. Fabulous speakers! I so need this time every year to recharge for this homeschooling journey. Thank you!
Trying to decide which of the many blessings to share. I think realizing my child isn’t broken just because he can’t sit still, can’t look someone in the eye. He isn’t broken because he had ADHD tendencies.
My husband and I would not be who we are today (as a couple, as parents, or as a homeschool family) if it were not for Teach Them Diligently. The speakers and resources you have made available to us have encouraged and equipped us to do what God had called us to do.
I liked the variety of options. I loved the special needs focus, so fantastic for the mother of a dyslexic. I also liked that after a session on special needs I could concentrate on discipleship or raising sons, so many important topics and I need them all!
I guess the biggest thing would be encouragement to continue even when it is hard. Also, to know that all moms have hard days and we are not alone. (You know the day the toilet overflows and the dog keeps puking on the floor. Yes, it really happened!)
I was convicted and encouraged by Rachael Carmen’s session on doubt and how we should be doing our Bible work first and what that tells the kids when we push academics ahead of God’s Word. So, we sat down as soon as we got home and cracked open Who Is God? that I bought from Apologia LAST year. The kids were quiet, listened, and interacted! Yay! I’m very encouraged, even if it was tough getting back to the “real” world. Anyone else up for sharing how God spoke to you through the sessions this weekend?
…this seminar has renewed my passion for homeschooling, and has reminded me of the reason why I started homeschooling in the first place, to raise warriors who are obedient to Christ! I do feel like I was feeling very worn out before the conference, but feel invigorated after this event. I had started to question my decision to pull my son out of the school he attended last year, his first year of school outside of the home, but felt complete and utter peace (and dare I say excitement!!!) about my decision to homeschool my rising tenth grader! As we walked out the doors, he threw his arm around me and told me he was feeling the same way. I am sure my testimony will only grow as I live out the truths from this convention!