I distinctly remember the first time I ever read through a book. I was about 5. My mom kept me home. She taught me some but mostly it was about learning about what was around me.
I remember picking up a Dick and Jane book, and devouring it. I just wanted to read more.
This became the "mantra" of my life. Books are something I love. They are a "friend" when I'm lonely. They help me wind down from a long day. They instruct me. They open me up to a new way of life. I have glasses because of my desire to read. I would sit by our nightlight and read until I fell asleep
Since we've been in PA I have again realized how much I missed the access to books. Wow! I exclaim to myself as I observe rows and rows of nice like new books in our local library. Nathanael had to pull me out of our local homeschool used book sale. I tried hard to only buy books I thought we would use and not all of the ones that delighted me.
Delight! That is the word I would use to describe how I feel about reading. While we were on our vacation, Nathanael insisted I try the blue fish pedicure. He captured a few pictures of what it was like for me. The first sensation I felt was ticklish. I just couldn't stop laughing.
I have been reading through a series of books where the author imagines what it would be like if Jesus was physically with us. Each person Jesus is with he takes absolute delight in. I think to myself I would like to capture that, to come to a greater undersanding of how much he delights in me. It may look like how I feel about books or that feeling I had with the fish, I couldn't withhold my laughter. I am going to continue to read, and to continue to find delight in the world around me.