Tuesday, April 6, 2010

On the road again, just can't wait to get on the road again!

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Oh.my.word! It's that time ... again!
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Time to head on out for Georgia and the awesome NCFCA qualifying tournament that will be happening there the rest of this week!
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If you were to follow us, this is a little bit of what you would see. Hordes of homeschool students dressed in suits, dragging around debate boxes, apologetics' notecard boxes, speech bags, extra shoes, umbrellas, food, you name it!
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And they would be spending time with some of the most awesome, incredible friends on the planet!
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There is lots of anticipation as the students debate six rounds and present two rounds of up to five speeches each. And that doesn't even count the out-rounds.
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A whole lot of deep thought goes on . . .
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. . . as well as a whole lot of praying and stepping out in faith!
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The competitors are all incredible! Great, close friendships are made here.
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Friendships that will last a lifetime.
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There is no such thing as a "strange" speech and debater. Everyone is a "friend" waiting to happen!
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Friends you might see only once or twice a year, but friends nonetheless!
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Always lots of fun stuff going on! I love this little fellow! He makes my heart glad!
I can't even begin to tell you how much!
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I don't know quite what it is about homeschoolers, but it seems every single student either plays the guitar, or the piano, and they do it very well!
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Contemplation.
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A mutual sharing of awesomeness!
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Anticipation as you wait to see who advances in the competition . . .
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. . . and abundant joy for those that advance ahead, even if it means that you might not.
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Sharing joyfulness!
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And, supporting each other.
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What can I say? Speech and debaters are just plain awesome!
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Pretty much.
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Yes, it's a competition. But it's also much, much more!
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It's encouragement, accomplishment, and faith-building.
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And, did I mention it's fun?
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And rewarding in so many ways!

So, it's off to Georgia we go in the morning. And, I can't wait to get there! See you when we get home and I get to edit another couple hundred winning photos of some marvelous, wonderful students!

3 comments:

BECKY said...

Hi Alice!! You sure have a way of capturing the spirit of these events!! Love all of your photos, and will be praying that everything goes well, and all are safe and sound!!

Have a blessed time! I know you are a blessing to everyone there, too!
Love n hugs,
Becky

Anita Johnson said...

Your photos are excellent, you do a great job of capturing all the excitement! It looks like fun! Still listening to your playlist too...

Life with Kaishon said...

Alice, these pictures are AMAZING! What a great job you did! I hope you had an awesome time. I think you are such a great Mom!



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