Friday, September 14, 2012

I'll be back in a sec...but take a moment to think about your joy

Yes, I know it's been a long time. And I'm sorry. And I'll post about why soon. BUT I wanted to slap this down here because it made me smile.

I write. I love to write. I get high writing. It is not my end all and be all, but it is one of the greatest joys in my life

A parental optimal scenario is when our kids find our life joys for themselves and you both get to splash around and play in that joy together.

Brian has Luke and sports.

I have Bekah and writing.

And then there is Noah.

He is only in second grade. He's fairly athletic but there isn't one particular sport that he seems to find his joy in. He is smart but I don't see him as being drawn to one pursuit. It will happen, Noah will find a joy. Luke found joy like that, slowly over time through grade school. I found joy like that and it took me even longer. I'm simply thrilled to be a part of his personal search and discovery journey.

In the past year or so he has been writing. School assignments, a journal, simple one page, one paragraph essays...he seems to be able to put his moods onto paper. I want to save them all, even the ones with all the spelling mistakes and anger and cross outs. But he is very prolific.

Yesterday he brought home this. He seemed very proud of it, told me that his teacher always smiles when she reads his papers and that he likes making her smile. Maybe she smiles at every paper from every kid, I don't know. But when I read this answer on a test about a book that they read in class it made me smile, too.

"Real frogs don't spend there hole day raking leves. real frogs swim all day and eat bugs so they are way different from each other. Thank you and good night."
He may still be on a journey to find his joy, but reading my kid's voice in an essay question on a test is another one of mine.

Thank you and good night!


1 comment:

  1. Love, love, love, kid writing. It's so thoughtful, honest, and fun! They have a whole different perspective on life, don't they?


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