Everyone ate and chatted for a while, and then we gathered in the living room for introductions, since our support group is quite large and everyone doesn't know one another. Irene shared a devotion and we gave out 2 little gifts.
I gave everyone a Homeschool Survival Kit, based on one someone had made for a homeschool meeting years ago. As I told the ladies, this is a visual reminder to sit on your windowsill, bookshelf, kitchen counter, etc, so that when you see it, you are reminded of the messages and Scriptures that go along with it.
Becky then gave out little scented candles that were labeled "Romance"! She encouraged everyone to pay attention to their marriage relationships and make time for romance. Homeschooling can become overwhelming it we let it, and start to take up all our time and energy. We must not lose sight of the importance of nurturing the relationship that is the foundation of our family - our relationship with our spouse.
We spent the rest of the time just talking and answering questions. It was a sweet morning spent building relationships with and pouring encouragement into some new friends.