Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Learning to Read

At the beginning of the school year,  I didn't know if Sam would ever get this reading thing down.  He struggled immensely with long versus short vowels.  It seemed like no matter how many ways we tried to teach him, things just wouldn't click.

Eric worked with him a ton.  I worked with him a ton.  His teacher worked with him a ton.  We prayed a ton.

And, then, one day, things were just easier for him.  It was as if a light bulb came on and things just clicked all the sudden.

He could read!

We took Communion tonight as a family at church, each taking turns reading certain passages of Scripture.  Imagine my delight when Sam volunteered to read the last passage.

"You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.  But God demonstrates His own love for us in this:  While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."  (Rom. 5:6 & 8.)

Sam read every single word by himself correctly minus the three bigger words.

My eyes swam in tears.

The ability to read is imperative in order for your child to function in this world.

But, hearing your child read the Word of God makes your soul swim in delight.

Thank you for hearing our prayers, Lord.

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