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Sunday, June 18, 2006

I WON!!!!!!

Amy at Amy's Humble Musings had a father's day prize for commenters and I WON! I never win anything and I won! Hmmm....should I buy a lotto ticket to support public education now that my luck is running so good? Naw...

Thanks Amy, your site is a blessing to my wife and has added nothing but smiles to our home. In fact she was delighted this morning (she was checking your blog while so patiently letting me sleep in a little :-) to show me I won your drawing.

To all the dads out there...Happy Fathers Day! Check out this congressional resolution for this 109th congress. Not a bad resolution this time around.

4 Comments:

  • Congratulations! Happy Father's Day!

    I just discovered your blog today (through Amy's Humble Musings) and I just wanted to say that it is VERY encouraging to me. What I have read makes me glad to know there is someone out there in a position similar to mine...

    I just finished my first year teaching in a public high school. It was a rough year, but enjoyable and rewarding all the same, and I intend to return next year. For now, it is my calling.

    However, and this is hard to explain to many of my friends and family (especially those who are or have been teachers) that if/when God blesses us with children, I intend to teach them at home. They can't understand how someone like me, who attended public school and came out "just fine" and who works in a public school, would want to homeschool children.

    Thanks for being an encouragement to this new teacher-- that I'm not the only one who sees the organizational and local level problems in public schools as well as the important formative role that parents serve. I'm only just beginning to read and research this, as the issue is not as pressing yet, but I know I will enjoy reading your blog for its wisdom and insights.

    By Blogger Allison, at Sunday, June 18, 2006 6:27:00 PM  

  • congrats on winning the competition over at Amy's place.

    I am here via her link and was checking out your paragraph below "About Me." There is an embarrasing spelling error in that paragraph that you might wish to correct. I believe you were looking for public but got a different word since the letter "l" was absent.

    In Christ,
    one who might ought to have been an editor. ;)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sunday, June 18, 2006 9:00:00 PM  

  • Allison, God bless you in your endeavors. In Romans 2:5 it states how "the kindness of God leads you to repentance" and you are in a place where you may be the only "kindness of God" demonstrated to the kids. Remember, you are in place of the parent and your influence is profound on these kids. That said, I am encouraged that you plan on being the parent and teacher in your own home. Your own children deserve no one less than you and your husband to raise them in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

    I mentioned this before, but I attended public school and came out "just fine". All I can say is that if you can't tell the difference between fool's gold and real gold, fool's gold looks "just fine"...and I'm refering to the type of public education you and I received. Go to a homeschool convention and you'll think "I was robbed!" and you'll have much grander goals for your own children than will ever be expressed in the public school venue.

    Bill


    PS. Hey Anonymous, thanks for the tip on the missing "l". I was sure it was there before! I think the dog ate it :-) I found another and put it where it belongs and glued it there!

    By Blogger The Principal, at Sunday, June 18, 2006 9:35:00 PM  

  • They can't understand how someone like me, who attended public school and came out "just fine" and who works in a public school, would want to homeschool children.

    I understand perfectly, Allison. You've been there, done that, got the scars (and open wounds) to prove it, and YOUR KIDS ARE NEVER GOING TO GET FORCE-FED THE SHIT SANDWICH YOU HAD TO EAT.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Monday, August 21, 2006 7:48:00 PM  

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