Tonight, before I tucked her into bed I helped her read her phonics book from school. This is her homework. I could never be a school teacher because I just don’t have the patience. She struggles to read so much and I am afraid she might have dyslexia like her older sister. You have to understand, she will read a sentence…it will take a LONG time to get through the sentence. She sounds out every word and she struggles remembering the sounds for each letter. I get frustrated with her because she will read a word in the first sentence of the paragraph and the very same word will be in the next sentence…and she doesn’t remember it. So tonight I was getting impatient, as usual (I hate to admit), and she blurted out, “Mom, don’t get upset with me, I’m just a CHILD!” with this very serious tone and look on her face. I immediately busted out with laughter and she laughed too. I couldn’t help but be more patient with her after that statement!
Just had to share,
I found this video and it touched me so much. I know if you watch it you will feel the same way. I really can’t summarize or add anything to it, because it is so well done; I don’t want to retract from it. I hope it inspires you as it has me.
Even though the video is meant for teenagers, I believe it has a message for everyone. Be “present” with the one you are with. Loved it so much, just had to share…we all need a little reminder of this from time to time. We get so caught up with what’s going on in our lives that we think, “we just don’t have the time.” It’s not true, we make time for things that matter to us. I really believe this. For my own family…I am reminding myself too!
Time passes too quickly to let “things” take away precious moments we could have with the people we love.
In honor of my Sister turning 36 today, I wanted to come up with 36 things I love about her.
36 Things I love about my Sister Carrie.
However far our lives may take us,
some things will never be more than a memory away…
things like laughter, bright moments that never fade,
and the warmth and happiness we’ve shared as sisters.
Happy Birthday, Carrie!
I love you,