It has been a GORGEOUS fall here in Northern Michigan, so we have been taking to the tree house in our back yard for reading time. Fitting as I was reading a “Magic Tree House” book with my kids the other day, I started reading out loud chapter books with them when they were very young. As we read about the bees, lions and masai warriors my kids were fighting to see the pictures first, so I turned one of the five pictures in the book and then I thought to myself, wait a minute… I’ll show you a picture of a massai warrior! I ran inside and grabbed my photo album and leafed through our safari pages and there is my beautiful first born daughter held by two massai tribesmen. What a neat thing to be able to 1. read to your child, 2. let them get wrapped up in the story line, and 3. personally identify with it…. I turned to S, “you have been to this exact place” this book is talking about. It didn’t take magic, just a little following Jesus.
Don’t forget where you have been friends, it grounds you for where you are going in the future. Falling in love with reading, adventure and mommy time is great but it is nothing compared to trusting and obeying Jesus and the plan he has for you.