Passing the Torch


I remember the first time I met Heather (Sprittibee). It was at the Relevant Conference (now known as Allume). I was a bit starstruck to be meeting such a “big blogger”. I can remember being a little giddy that she would invite me to write a guest post for her Homeschool Post site.

I was just as floored, when a year later, she invited me to join the team as a regular contributor. January of last year, we began a one year partnership that would end with me becoming full owner of The Homeschool Post.

The decision to come aboard was not taken lightly, and I prayed for almost two months before I finally said yes. I knew this was a huge undertaking, and I wanted to make sure it was the right move.

I can’t say that I have loved every minute of it, because I haven’t. My skin is thin. Big blogs get big criticisms and draw in nasty commenters. Learning how to handle them with grace hurt a little at first. I have loved everyone that has been on our team and all the great new bloggers I have met along the way! I have enjoyed getting to know the homeschool vendors and be introduced to the amazing products out there to support homeschoolers and their families!

In January, I began to hear a little voice tell me my time was up. Since selling something you just bought would be ridiculous, I did what most people do and I ignored that little voice. I assumed it was because we had just finished a busy award’s season and then Christmas and maybe I was just tired. Give it time, I thought.

As I recovered from my surgery, I could hear the little voice telling me that it was time to let go. I couldn’t imagine that God would lead me to take this on only to give it up just as it was fully becoming mine; so I prayed. I prayed a lot. Every time I thought I heard an answer or felt a gentle nudge, I prayed again. When making the decision was terrifying me, I prayed some more.

I decided that if I was supposed to let it go, then I need not be afraid. God would fill in the blanks and the pieces would go together. There would be peace at the end of my journey.

I was afraid of letting Heather down, or letting down the team, or letting down you – our beloved readers.

God filled in the blanks, y’all. This is going to be great!

As of last week, The Homeschool Post is under new management and has a new owner, Sara from Embracing Destiny! I know she will be a blessing to you and to this site. She has been a member of our team for a short while, but her writing has been so encouraging! Her personal blog is wonderful ( go add it to your reader!) I will be around as the brain to be picked and a monthly contributor. She has jumped in and taken this bull by the horns, her enthusiasm is contagious and uplifting.

Thank you for being so wonderful to me and to The Homeschool Post!


Lisa Baldwin (59 Posts)

Disciple of Christ, Wife, Mother of Four, Homeschooler, Crafter, Designer (Graphics and CSS/HTML), Blogger. I share too much, laugh at the wrong things, and fall on my backside regularly. Thank goodness Jesus ignores all of that and loves me anyway.

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