As crazy as this sounds, as I read on Facebook about some of my friends headed to Grandma's right now, it makes me look forward to being the grandma making Thanksgiving dinner for like the fortieth time with my kids' spouses and grand kids all around me, God willing. There's so much to cherish today and so much to look forward to! I'm glad that in the Lord, I don't have to fear the passing of time. "Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future."
"...the child should have a set time everyday to read for fun. Begin with half an hour for first graders, and build up to an hour of reading time daily... This is an important part of the child's education: it improves his reading skills, teaches him the habit of sitting still with a book, and reminds him that reading is fun... free reading ought to be spent on literature at or slightly below the child's present reading level so that he can simply enjoy himself. The easier reading will help him increase his speed." The Well Trained Mind: The Guide to Classical Education at Home by Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer