Today, I found myself in a position of jealousy and correction and encouragement.
You see, other parents have something I don't. They have very good readers, in particular ones that have started at a very young age that just love to do it. I don't have that. My kid was not one of those preschoolers wandering around with a classic novel. Even at nine, she does not fill her spare time with a novel.
I was praying about the whole thing, bemoaning what I didn't have, what I don't have. Fortunately, God is good. As I was praying I looked up and there written on a blackboard was this verse from Romans 10:17
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
God made me laugh. Faith, one of the most important gifts that we've been isn't decided by how much we read, it's through HEARING the word of Christ. My kid is definitely doing that!
It's so easy to get caught up in the wrong stuff, especially getting caught up in good things. God placed His word in a place where I could hear it.
And if that wasn't encouraging enough, one of Hannah's old teachers told me that she missed her artistic talents in the classroom. It was one of those things that I just needed to hear.