With the birth of my new niece, Charlotte, and my kids getting ready to go back to school, I’ve been thinking about childhood this week. This reminded me of a picture I found before vacation. I went through my computer files and found the photos that my husband put together for our wedding reception. This is one of my favorite pictures of myself as a child. I know too young yet to truly love reading, but there is so much joy in my face. How could it not point to my future?
Today, this picture is a reminder to me of what’s important about reading. It’s the delight and the discovery. No matter how old I become, books will always have the capacity to bring that into my life, making a reader’s life rich and fulfilling from start to finish. I’ll be forever thankful that this is the life for me.
Do you have a favorite picture of yourself as a child with a book?