This is just a quick note to remind you that today is the last day of the World History Sale. If you are studying Ancient History or Medieval History or Renaissance or Modern History and you like saving money (from 25% – 40% off), then be sure to take a look at the items on sale this week.
Sale items include timelines, maps, historical biographies, mobile apps and more. Let this be the year that you round out your history program with some great tools that bring history to life.
On another note…
When I talk with people about homeschooling and encourage them to continue and not “throw in the towel,” I often use the analogy of a race. I’ll talk about how exciting it is to be standing at the starting line, how easy it is to get tired and distracted during the middle, but how important it is to finish well.
This weekend, I get to put flesh on my analogy. I will be competing in my first race. But I’m not running; I’m walking. I am race walking in the Portland-to-Coast, a 130 mile walking relay race. I am on a team with 12 other amazingly strong homeschool moms. I am walking the first leg and will set the pace for my team. Eeek.
The race will take us 2 days to complete. We’ll walk during the days and we’ll walk all night long. We’ll catch a wink of sleep when we can, but I doubt it will be much. The moment we all look forward to the most is the moment when we walk with our anchor teammate across the finish line. We are looking forward to celebrating that accomplishment together as a team.
I hope and pray that you will have a great year in homeschooling. Yes, it is like a race. And while a little nerve-wracking, it is not too difficult to get started. But it can be difficult sometimes to continue and especially to finish. May I encourage you to find some teammates who will walk alongside you and encourage you along this journey. We cannot do it alone. We need each other.
God bless! And may the wind be ever at your back.