Sunday, August 28, 2011


One of the things Saraya really struggled with while we were homeschooling was a lack of little girls to play with and share life with. Most of the homeschooling families in our area have lots of little boys! And of course she has two younger brothers.

For Saraya, one of the best things about going to school this year has been making friends. She is a fairly shy little girl who certainly loves to bury her head in a book (and tells me she still visits the library to read quite often at lunch times), but she has connected with several like-minded little ladies who love to have fun and enjoy somewhat grown up, thoughtful conversation. :) Saraya's beautiful friend Suliana is one of them!

Last night Suliana came for a sleepover and the girls sat up to watch "A Little Princess", one of Saraya's favourite movies. I love it because the main character Sarah is such a model of courage and kindness, despite all she has to endure throughout the story. Then there were lots of games of hide and seek, drawing, reading and general girly giggling. They had a great time!

I'm so grateful for friendships, both for myself and my children.

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Smilie girl said...

Friends are terrific things. So pleased to hear Saraya has made some great new friends.

Melanie said...

Hmm, haven't heard of "A Little Princess" - will have to go and borrow it out. Is it an old movier? Would I have seen it when I was young?

~Amanda said...

This must make your heart so glad! I know what a heart-wrenching decision it was for you to send her to school. How lovely for Saraya. :)

Saminda said...

Melanie, it's a classic novel by Frances Hodgskin Burnett, she also wrote The Secret Garden. I believe there's an old film version staring Shirley Temple, but this one was made in 1995 I think. :)

...they call me mommy... said...

My Annie really values friendships with other girls also! I want to be more purposefull about creating times when she can be with her friend! :)

We LOVE the Secret Garden around here. I was trying to find it on audio this morning via my library for a road trip! :)

Linden said...

I'm so glad for her- I understand what it's like to be a shy girl without many friends because that's exactly how my life has always been. I hope she continues to have the best year possible with her friends, her library, and her wonderful Mama. :-)



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