Friday, September 20, 2013

Letter from Kendra...

 To: BHN
Greetings to everyone!  As you begin another year on our homeschooling journey, I hope and pray that this year is a fantastic year for you, full of blessings, good memories, and incredible learning experiences! 

We are so thankful for the year that we had last year to be a part of your homeschool support group!  Thank you for welcoming us into your hearts and lives. To those of you new to BHN, I would like to share what a blessing it was for us.  We moved to Granite Bay from out of state, knowing nobody with the exception of some old friends from college who lived in Petaluma.  In our search for a church, I had run across the contact information regarding BHN. We visited many churches and I honestly forgot about it for awhile. We also visited a couple of other homeschool groups, not really making a connection with either of them. I finally contacted Lori and visited a park day late last summer. Everyone was so welcoming! We starting investing ourselves into the group, getting to know families and making friends. My boys and I looked forward to park day every week, as it was a highlight for us.  But the holiday parties, presentation days, hikes with various families, moms nights, meetings to encourage and inform, ideas and resources shared, and so much more made for a truly enriched homeschooling experience!

I encourage you to be thankful for what you have in the BHN network. For many of you, it is all you have ever known. Please don't take it for granted. For others, it is a newly found blessing. Enjoy it!  Invest yourself into it and make the effort, as difficult as it can be, to get to know the other families.  I know it can feel overwhelming to be new in a group that seems to have known each other for years.  But you will not regret it! Having now lived in three different states in the past three years, and homeschooling in all of them, BHN is a truly unique group. We have yet to find or experience anything else quite like it. The supportive community made all the difference to us!  
We miss you all and hope to see you again. May God bless you during the coming year!
In His Love,

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