You guys are soooo predictable! I am not with child, but good guesses. I thought this would be a fun way of announcing the new big deal in our home. Ethan is READING! WOOOHOOO! He has been working on it for quite awhile, but now is doing a wonderful job! He has gotten down the one - vowel rule (vowel says short sound) and has now learned the two - vowel rule (1st vowel says long sound and 2nd vowel is silent). We are SO very proud of him. This is probably one of the most rewarding experiences that I can be apart of in homeschooling my children. I feel like I have just given keys to my child to unlock so much information. You should see the look on Ethan's face, when he is asked to sound out words in the Bible during our family devotions. (We each take turns reading scripture) I just praise the Lord for such a blessing. To you, this may not seem like a big deal - but to me it is priceless and unforgettable. This helps me press through when the days of homeschooling become tedious and sometimes difficult. To me, it serves as an encouragement. I am just in awe that I can be apart of something so amazing. Think about it . . . if you cannot read then what kind of opportunities will you have in this life? Reading is essential - and yet taken for granted. In serving with the youth for approx. 10 years now, Phillip and I have seen many teens that cannot read. It always saddens me. I, again, praise the Lord for the allowance of me being involved in teaching my own child how to read. He will always remember that his Mom was able to do that with him. Awesome. Ethan is currently in K-4 (really this is almost just like kindergarten). He is finishing this year up and then will turn five in July. To be reading at such a young age is awesome!
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