Last night was a Dessert Social to introduce a new Homeschool Mentors program that our support group is starting. Several "seasoned" homeschool moms are going to host a small group in their home once a month. Each group will be reading a different book and discussing it together. The books chosen so far are Age of Opportunity by Paul Tripp, Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp, Homeschooling at the Speed of Life by Marilyn Rockett, Ministry of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson, and Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands by Paul Tripp. The inclusion of chocolate in these fellowships was stressed several times !! Just sayin'.
The 16 or so ladies at the social ranged from brand new homeschoolers to experienced ones with a couple of graduates under their belts. The dessert spread was impressive, with a chocolate fountain and all the goodies that go along with it - mini cream puffs, chunks of angel food cake, strawberries, bananas, marshmallows, caramel corn. Thank you to Jennifer D for that! There was a lot of laughter as the group sat in Sylvia's living room and shared bits and pieces of our lives, including some of the reasons why we homeschool. Our support group's large informational meetings are good, but I look forward to more meetings like this.