May 22, 2012

My first Philippine Homeschool Conference experience (Part1)

Last Saturday, I attended the Philippine Homeschool Conference. I went alone. How I wished my husband was with me to hear the wonderful messages imparted by the speakers.
I was early (unusual for me, hehe!). This is because I'm on the lookout for fellow ROCKER moms that I'm very much looking forward to meeting for the first time. It was such a pleasant thing meeting them. Although this was the first time we'll be meeting in person, it didn't feel like meeting with total strangers. They were so nice that they let me sit with them.

After sometime the conference finally began. But let me start sharing with Bo's talk. The first keynote speaker, Bo Sanchez hit something in me right away. You see, I'm in a place right now where I feel all alone in this journey to homeschooling. I feel that I have to defend my decision to everyone around me including my husband. Although I consider him a "convert", from being completely against it to somewhat being open-minded about it, he is still not sure that this is the right thing to do. In my heart I know that this is the right thing for us to do. And just like Bo, I've prayed that prayer (and still praying) asking the Lord to talk to my husband. I know that He's the only one who can change my husband's heart and  get him fully on board this venture. It is a dream for me that my prayers will soon be answered. It is a sweet, sweet dream that I so wish would happen soon.

Then, Bo talked about giving your child WORTH. My parents were not very good at it, that I can say. I know what it feels like on the other end and I don't want my children to feel the way I felt then. I want them to know that they are special and that I love them so much. This is why every morning when they wake up and every night before they sleep, I give them a hug, then a sweet kiss and tell them I love them.

Then he talked about WISDOM. Someday, when they grow up, I hope and I pray that they would be able to say that their mother taught them everything they needed to know about life. The greatest reward for me is to see my children "LIVE" their lives. To know that I've helped them be the best that they can ever be is an affirmation for me that I did good.

Then he talked about being the WORD OF GOD. I want my children to see God's love through me. I want their relationship with God to be meaningful and personal. I call Jesus my SUPERFRIEND and I pray that they'll be able to make that strong connection with Him as well. I have a long way to go and so much to do in order for me to achieve this.

That in all things, God may be glorified

1 comment:

  1. I am glad to know fellow homeschooling moms :) See you around and hope you can drop by my site hopefully, it can be of help to new homeschooling moms :) let me know what you think!