So everyone! How are you doing with adding people to your pod this year? In September, I encouraged you to add some new “Dolphins” to your “pod.”
Have you reached out and added some new like-minded friends that have helped you through the tough times this year? I hope so! It looks like a lot of you are attending Joanna Trombley’s Parent Training sessions which I am SOOO glad to see. I know a lot of you are coming to Park Day after Academy Day which is great too! These are such important tools to help you in having a successful homeschooling journey. The Lord designed us to live in community and commanded us to bear one another’s burdens and lift each other up.
“Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2)
What a joy it was for me to see our Coastal families rally around and support several our families who went through some tough medical and financial crises this winter!
If on the other hand, you are still feeling alone and need some dolphins to lift you up and carry you through the remainder of this school year, it’s not too late! Please, I urge you, take the risk, open up, make yourself vulnerable to a brother or sister in the Lord and get the help you need! Drop the plastic façade that everything is fine and be real with each other. Ask for some wisdom from someone who is a little further down the road from you and let them share the insights the Lord has given them. Put your pride aside and you will be blessed. Come to Parent training and open up. Make time for Park Day and sit and talk with the other parents there. Call another family and have an impromptu field trip to the beach and walk and talk with a friend. It will be good for both you and your children!
I am repeating the passage I included in the September newsletter as it is so powerful -
9Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
10 If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
So thankful that you are in my pod!
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This is a collection of the reflections our principal, Susan Truman submits to our monthly newsletters. She is married to her college sweetheart and is a mother of three. She graduated two of her children from Coastal with her third child attending a special needs school.