I was (and am) on couple of homeschooling email lists. One is basically a Christian list and the other is basically secular, with a wide range of belief systems that rarely get mentioned. A couple of years went by and we were again really hoping to find some like-minded individuals in our area. I reached out on the secular list. That time we hit the jackpot. We now have regular playdates, coffee nights, and family get-togethers with amazing friends. We don't all share the same beliefs, but we all accept each other's worldviews. And our little group keeps growing! I am infinitely grateful to Monique for first responding to my email and inviting us over.
Any community, be it online or in real life, is worth having when you aren't in the mainstream. I don't often blog here about our homeschool. I mention it more in my other blog, but I am very happy to support homeschooling bloggers out there. I hope a few more come out of the woodwork with the links to their blogs because I'd love to follow their journeys as well.
If I had to nitpick at one thing (and I know I don't, but it bugged me a little), one comment about how some blogs were good and others were not, didn't sit right with me. I'm not a great writer and I know this. I don't pretend to be, although I do try to write well. I don't think that is a good reason to write off a blog for future reading. I agree, it has to catch your interest but a little support here and there is still nice, even if the blogger doesn't have the best material in the world. I really appreciate everyone who took the time to comment here on my blog. Thank you again.