Meet Skylar and his family, and hear the unique way God brought them together and then to BCS.
Hi! My name is Aric Harper, and I am excited for the opportunity to share a little bit about our family, our faith and our experience with Bookcliff Christian School. My wife, Wenona, is an RN and works as the head of Quality Assurance for Critical Nurse Staffing. I am a Manufacturing Engineer with Walker Products (I’m nerdy and I know it). Skylar has been attending BCS since he started kindergarten and is now in 2nd grade.
Skylar came into our lives in an unusual way. We are actually his grandparents. We started providing primary care for him when he was 4 months old, and have had full custody since he was 8 months old. Skylar is God’s perfect answer to my heartfelt prayers. Wenona and I were not able to have our own children, and I poured out my heart so many times to God, longing for the chance to raise my own child. As the years passed, I accepted that the answer was no. Then Skylar came. He is a reminder every day that our Father in Heaven knows us, hears us and loves us. I can’t imagine how He could have answered my prayers more perfectly. We feel a tremendous burden to raise Skylar “in the fear and knowledge of the Lord,” as I am sure all parents here do. Every child is a gift from God, but not many come in the form Skylar did.
When we first started searching for a school for Skylar, we wanted to avoid public school if possible. We looked at charter schools, but they didn’t feel right. After having a tour at BCS, we knew God had led us to the right place. We were drawn by the small class sizes, the rigorous academics and the focus on Jesus as Lord and Savior. Looking back over two and a half years at BCS, I believe without hesitation that we made the right decision for Skylar and for us.