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TinaTx
07-21-2004, 08:45 PM
My mouth is still open wide in shock! :shock: With this type of event, we had no idea if we reached enough in the community and the homeschooling groups to fill up our conference center. WE had no way of RSVP to this type of event. Its just impossible. :roll:

We had 200 chairs laid out, and we had very few empty seats when the program began..I could count like two :shock:

When we got back from supper at 5:45 with the other leaders, we had people already lined up to get in, and the program didn't start until 6:30..We had 4 greeters and they were kept BUSY with taking money and passing out programs..

I saw all those people, then I got choked up wondering *How am I going to make it to the front potem to speak to all those people?* So I said a quiet prayer and made it through the whole night. The program was over at 9:30 and we had a total of 35 doorprizes to give away...Thats not to mention tons of freebies from Office Depot and a bag full of homeschooling information.

We had two dear souls that stuck with Sheila and I to the end of the night to clean up and walk out at about 11:00 ....I know we all got home close to midnite.

I would give words of encouragement to those who have homeschooled for a while or not. (Sheila has only hsed one year) :wink: That if you have the spirit of giving , that leading comes from wanting to serve others,not be served. :D Anytime, something is done in light of that, you will always get so much more back in blessings than what you think. I know I did! The hugs and tears I received from those just starting, or struggling, especially the two single moms I met, really moved my heart. It made all the inconveniences, if any ,worth it!

I know She and I took tons of pictures, and we are still recovering <yawn> that hopefully we can get those looked at and see if we can post them. The look in our eyes will be of pure fright in those pictures! LOL LOL :lol: Then a quick prayer that calmed all :D

I wanted to share my feelings and the HUGE night that we had yesterday! :D

Blessings
TinaTx

Kristy
07-21-2004, 08:52 PM
Tina and She
I am so glad your wonderful night turned out great. I am sure you both did a wonderful job and wish I could of been there myself.
I am sure all those people that came sure had a wonderful program.
You two are great! Wish you were closer to help me through my first whole year.
Thanks for all your support and help.
Kristy TX

Kristy
07-21-2004, 08:53 PM
Tina and She
I am so glad your wonderful night turned out great. I am sure you both did a wonderful job and wish I could of been there myself.
I am sure all those people that came sure had a wonderful program.
You two are great! Wish you were closer to help me through my first whole year.
Thanks for all your support and help.
Kristy TX

TinaTx
07-21-2004, 10:12 PM
Kristy......

I knew the drive would have been 5 hours for you :( However, don't forget that none of us are by ourselves :D There will probably be a group sooner or later that you can connect with. Most of us like to be left alone, thats why we homeschool! HA :P

However, sometimes it is encouragemen we need. Other times its just support knowing that we are not alone . Because of that its good to fellowship, even for something once or twice a year. For I believe: There is strength in numbers. :wink:

Also, the girls here and I are not but a *click* away :D when you need help :!:

So keep truckin! :D

If I can remember, Lindsay Lambert had all the audience singing the *12 days of homeschooling*. It was hilarious :lol: If I can think of all the lines, I was wanting to share it.......Right now, the brain is still mush!!!!! One more good night of rest ought to catch me up :wink:

Blessings
TinaTx

abcTammy
07-22-2004, 08:30 AM
Happy Dance for you and She :wink:

We were with you there in spirit :D

Tammy

She
07-23-2004, 02:01 PM
WHEW!!!

Yep we had a GREAT time and a great turnout!!!

What Tina failed to mention was I added more chairs. :D Not many more but...5-10 more. YIPEE!!!

Kris did you find a group in Corpus? I know I asked but, didn't remember reading if you did or not. Try www.smoothingtheway.com - not right this moment though because they are in the process of convert the site :D

So...onto next year's event.... 8)

Yep, we did Pre-K work when I didn't consider myself homeschooling. We did K from Aug - Feb and then started 1st in March. The material is a much better fit and we add in extra's to fit a kid who is only 5. :D

She
07-23-2004, 02:08 PM
Kris,
Here is the Smoothing the Way Leader in the Corpus Christi area
Vina Simmons (361) 814-0275 or amasterpiece@juno.com

Sheila

Kristy
07-23-2004, 08:08 PM
She thanks so much but I did find a group around here and love it.
Thanks alot.
Kristy Tx

She
07-24-2004, 02:55 PM
Wonderful Kris!!!

If you come across anyone just starting the homeschooling journey you might want to refer them to Smoothing the Way. :D It's set up for *newbies* - support, information and plug them into the local homeschooling *happenings*.