We love Liahona. Our son attended as a Distance Education and an Academy student. Liahona provided amazing parental support with a capable staff, loving teachers, and dedicated administrators. Cameron’s time at Liahona opened the door to some of the greatest blessings of his life: nurturing relationships, LDS mission, acceptance to Brigham Young University Provo, and an education compared to none other.
I was honored to write about our valued association: Going forward on flimsy faith and totally uncertain about my own abilities, we enrolled him in Liahona’s distance education program for homeschoolers.
Thankfully, the program gave us some much-needed support while I figured out this homeschooling thing. It was a real school, with live teachers and students, and only forty minutes from our home. Cameron could go to campus sometimes to attend classes, but the majority of schooling would take place in our family room and kitchen. I remember calling the Liahona school secretary many times during that year. [She] would always empathetically listen to my concerns, listening as I cried. She would confidently reassure me I could do this and that Cameron would be fine. She was an angel God had sent to help me trust myself and my son. Slowly, I started to think we were going to be okay . . . someday.
After one year of homeschooling, we decided Cameron would attend Liahona on campus instead. Once back at school, Cameron [was involved in school activities] and joined the drama team. He formed dear friendships. He felt safe to grow and learn and make mistakes. In his senior year, he was even elected student-body president.