Written by Sarah Mackenzie of Amongst Lovely Things.
I‘m convinced that the minutes and hours I spend reading to my children are the best invested moments of my entire life.
With six kids underfoot to love on and teach, I fight a constant feeling that I’m not meeting everyone’s needs- not taking time for the things that matter most- that someone is growing up with the underlying feeling of being overlooked or forgotten.
When I’m reading with my kids, I never feel that way. No one has to convince me that reading to my children will strengthen our relationship, form happy family memories, improve their ability to communicate, and make a lasting difference in all of our lives.
I am convinced that the story formed childhood my parents gave me was one of the greatest gifts I have ever received.”
– Sarah Clarkson, Caught Up in a Story (p. 6)
I have seen the fruit of that already, and I believe in it with all my heart.
But just knowing doesn’t make the doing any easier.