Hooray! Shannon from Boise, Idaho is the March giveaway winner!
The theme for the March Giveaway was “burdens carried”. Readers were asked to leave a comment about a physical or metaphorical burden that they have either had to carry or was carried for them.
“Praise God for the burdens he has allowed me to go through and has lifted for me. Every burden or need has always brought me closer to God, and a great way for me to teach my children Gods true love.
Our most current burden was our move. We moved to a new state with no friends, no family and no church. After a lot of prayer we had a very successful move, have made friends, and found a great church. What an awesome way to teach my oldest, who is 11, if we place our worries, concerns, and fears on God he will carry us through.
There has been many burdens in our family the past few years, yet each one has brought us closer to God. My husband and I are closer than ever, and my family is safe and healthy. I wanted to thank you for reminding me to Thank God for the burdens he lifted for me today.“
After her oldest began to struggle emotionally over problems at school, she decided to teach her children at home. They are very happy with the decision.
My oldest was becoming physically ill from the stress of public school. He is such a kind boy that he was made fun of and developed such stress over being teased that he would get headaches all the time.
My daughter had a speech problem, the school’s answer was to put her in a speech class. I then found out she was being taught Spanish instead of actually working on her speech. After using a charter school for a year, she was finally tested and we found she has Dyslexia.
Now, she loves to read. Her speech is clear (except when she gets excited), and she is finally understanding why she was struggling.
We have been homeschooling for 4yrs now, and I would never trade the time I have had to show my kids there real potential.
When asked what she and her family are looking forward to this spring, she said,
Being in a new state there are many things we would love to do. Idaho is a great place for families who love to do outdoor things, we hope to do a lot of hiking, fishing, and some gardening.
As teacher, Shannon used the web as a resource. She highly recommends Spelling.org.