Today’s letter for the Blogging A to Z challenge is “H”. “H” for me brings to mind several things. But given the time of the year it is, homeschooling conventions is one of the most prominent ones that comes to mind. It is the time of year when all across our nation homeschoolers gather in great numbers at various conventions. These meeting places provide a wealth of speakers, curriculum choices and opportunities to meet and talk with other homeschoolers. Typically our family attends at least two conventions a year. Since we currently reside in Pennsylvania, we attend the CHAP convention in Harrisburg on Mother’s Day weekend. It is a great opportunity to see different curriculum choices in person. This allows us to be sure we are making the best choices for our family.
These conventions also tend to bring happiness to our family because we treat them as mini-vacations. We stay at hotels that usually have swimming pools and locations that provide opportunities to visit interesting, educational, historical or fun opportunities. Sometimes, Dennis takes our children and does something fun with the children while I spend extra time at the conventions.
Our children’s hearts are important to us as well. We want to keep our children’s hearts firmly tied both to our family and more importantly to God. This means we need to spend quality time with each other and in God’s word.
What does “H” bring to mind for you?