But I was wrong.
I knew a TON of people there.
I may have never met them in person before, but I have shared their homeschooling journeys, their triumphs and struggles via their blogs. There were times that I read some of their blog posts and said to myself, "gosh, I wish I could just reach out and hug her." Well, this weekend, I did!
|With Amy Roberts of Raising Arrows|
This is a picture I wanted to get for a long time! There have been so many times I have read Amy's blog Raising Arrows that I said to myself "I just HAVE to tell this woman how much her writing means to me and HOW much it has influenced the way I mother, the way I homeschool and the way I love God." So, I did. I had to tame my smile down in this picture or it would have been scary how happy I was!
|Here I am with Angie from Many Little Blessings|
My big take home message this weekend was to connect NOT collect. I'll admit, I went into the conference feeling a little foolish that the total hits to my blog ever was as much as some of these moms get in a day. Really. But, I kept hearing over and over that if even ONE person reads what you have to say, or if you just feel good writing it, then that is what matters.
So, if you're reading this today then thank you for reading.
I look forward to getting to know you better as you get to know me better. I witnessed this weekend the power of a strong community, it should not be underestimated, no matter the size.