Tuesday, October 30, 2007

We had a great time over the weekend with my parents who came to see their grandchildren in Charlotte's Web. They sat with Papa Rooster's parents. (Can you imagine the grandparently pride contained in those four seats?)

With a late Saturday night cast party and an early Sunday afternoon Strike/Recognition Party, Papa Rooster went alone to the church plant in Kenosha, and the kids and I attended our local, sending church for the first time in months. It was so great to be back there and see old friends.

Today we are restoring order, catching up on school and laundry and creating Halloween costumes for a party tonight. Life never stops!

But in the midst of busy lives, we can still have peace. I loved this post by Ann at Holy Experience, reminding us that "Peace Is a Person." Moms, take a few moments to read this one!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

J,

I know you never seem to be short on blogging material, but if you're ever up for "taking requests" I would love hear more about something you posted on last year. I looked for the post, but coudlnt find it.

I think I remember you saying that one of your sons was having reading trouble through second grade, and you sent him to public school for 1 year. Is that right? I'm wondering if you could say anything about what it was like to support a late-reader. My son is in second grade, and although he is bright and curious as can be, he is at the bottom of his class in reading (though he does well in everything else). I am desperately trying to figure out how to support him - both in learning to read, and in allowing him space to do it in his own time. The school staff are concerned about him and have begun the process of testing and meetings and all that goes along with that. I feel like I need to be the voice that says "give him time to grow", but its very frightening when they start talking about learning issues, and how he needs to be reading at a higher level NOW. We do lots of reading at home, and he enjoys it..I dont want the joy of reading to be taken from him.

I'm not looking for any answers, just the thoughts of someone else who has supported a child that blossoms in reading at his own pace.

Jen in Seattle