Bit from the Board – February 2022

Hello PEACH Families!

My name is Pamela Harig, and this is my second year as PEACH Newsletter Editor. My husband and I along with three of our six children live together in the beautiful countryside of the Shenandoah Valley. Like everyone else, we have been seeing lots of snow and extreme cold temperatures during January. With snow still lingering on the ground at our home, reminds me of winter days during my own childhood. How I long for the warmer days of spring ahead. I hope everyone is staying warm and healthy during these cold
winter days. It’s hard to believe the holidays are behind us and we are moving into the 2nd month of 2022. It has left me asking the question, Where does time go?

Reminiscing on our family’s homeschool journey which began nine years ago, has me
wondering the same thing. Time does not stand still for sure, but the wonderful moments and memories we have been able to create through our homeschool journey will impact our children throughout their lives. Investing and providing the greatest education to them has been the utmost important thing to me, and is what led our family into the homeschool journey and community.

We joined PEACH about 6 years ago, and what a blessing it has been to our family. Initially, I sat back and participated in PEACH, as a member, attending events, and/or helping chaperone a teen event. Then, two years ago a former board member contacted me, requesting I allow a nomination in my name to run as the PEACH Newsletter Editor. At first, I planned to decline. Then quickly, God spoke and I knew I must be obedient. I am thankful I said yes to serving in this capacity. It has been such a blessing to me, far beyond what I can put into words. As this PEACH year comes to a close in just a few months, so will my time
as newsletter editor. It is time for someone else to step up into this position. As the current board looks forward to next year, there will be many opportunities and positions to fill. I encourage you to prayerfully consider now, the possibility in serving in one of these roles. It takes many people to keep PEACH going strong, but the value PEACH has on the families and community in which we serve are by far worth the time we give.

Many Blessings,
Pamela Harig
PEACH Newsletter Editor