This morning you wanted me to read more from our Bible Reader. I did, and you still wanted more.
You wanted me to read more from Wild Places; I did, and you still wanted more.
Again, you wanted me to read more when I read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; again, I did, but you still wanted more.
[We are now at least a day ahead in every book of our “school” reading.]
We went to the library; you were excited about going and not just because it was your turn to check out a puppet.
When we got home, we sat down to read a few fairy tales and The Very Quiet Cricket; you wanted me to read more.
You colored extra on your worksheet today, because you wanted to. You wanted to color, and you wanted to do it neatly.
Little victories each one, yet they feel huge from this vantage point.
These victories encourage me to keep going, keep teaching, keep encouraging, and they give you courage and the will to do better!
These victories, they let me know that you understand what I am reading, you are engaged by the stories, and you are finally enjoying this thing that used to be an exercise in patience! They let me know that you see the value in what you are learning and want to do more, learn more, experience more. They let me know that you are somehow finally feeling secure in this place that you call home yet hasn’t always felt so.