For as long as I can remember I have loved reading and writing. They have succored me through some very difficult times and have been constant companions during lonely times. I take for granted that reading and writing are easy for me. But Janna’s post on Friday at The Adventure of Motherhood woke me up a bit to the blessings of literacy.
Janna has recently begun tutoring a sixteen year old with the reading and writing skills of a first or second grader. She began the story with their first meeting where she found out just how serious his needs are. When asked to spell remember, he wrote “remomble.”
Janna is continuing the story tomorrow and spending time over the next two weeks telling his story. I’m looking forward to what she’s learned from this experience, the progress he’s made over the last few months and spreading the word about the importance of early literacy skills.
Blessings of Literacy
- Grocery shopping and checking labels to provide nutritious food for my family
- Filling out tax forms, doctor’s office forms, driver’s license and car registration forms
- Reading the Guide on the TV so I fan find the shows I like more quickly
- Reading instruction manuals and owner’s manuals for the washer, my serger, the bike trailer
- The fact that we own a washer, serger and bike trailer as a result of good employment (in the past) and Brent’s scholarship with the Air Force which we wouldn’t have without being literate
- Reading books with my little girls
- Reading books for my own enjoyment
- All the friends I’ve made because I blog