Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Feeling Blessed

As you can probably tell from my blog name, we live out in the country. 

HPIM3269 This is the road we take into the tiny nearby town about 5 minutes away. A village so small there isn’t so much as a single stoplight. We’ve got a classic, small-town main street with a library, pharmacy, pizza shop and so on, but you could drive from one end to the other in about 3 minutes.

We are so blessed, that even in this teeny tiny town, we’ve got an amazing, diverse homeschooling community.  I believe I heard the statistic that 5% of the children in the district are homeschooled. I find myself thinking, many times a month, just how thankful I am for this group of families!

Our little church has enough homeschooling families that we’ve put together a great co-op which meets 3 times a month for classes and once a month for a field trip.  Today, during one of our classes, the kids all worked on Christmas cards for the unsponsored Compassion International children. (If you want info on how YOU can do this, scroll down a few posts.)

HPIM3282 Several of the families involved sponsor children, but they were happy to hear there was a way to bring joy to the children who are still waiting for sponsors.  They wrote encouraging messages on the cards and also drew pictures to go with them.

I encourage you and your family to spend a little time and prepare a few cards for the children who are still waiting for that good news that they’ve been chosen by sponsors.  I also want to remind you that time is of the essence if you haven’t gotten a Christmas card or gift out to your sponsored children! I have finally gotten my order from Oriental Trading and plan to put my Christmas packages together for our 6 Compassion kids tomorrow night. I will hit the PO Wednesday morning to get them mailed out!

I’ll close this post with a couple of photos of our beautiful surroundings.  The leaves are at peak right now and I am continuously struck by the brilliant beauty all around us.

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3 comments:

Amy D said...

Those are beautiful pictures!

Jill Foley said...

I hadn't thought about involving our homeschool co-op in writing letters. I'm going to do that! I am speaking to our group Nov. 5 about my trip to Peru...and later that day we are putting together Shoeboxes for OCC...but this is another great idea.

Thanks!

We lived in VT for 5 years and I miss the NE fall so much. Thanks for posting these pictures!

momijitomitsukoshi said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I am so pleased you did because now I have found your blog and it speaks straight to my heart. I can't wait to read more. May God bless you and your family!

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