I am happy to say I’m raising a reader.
My daughter may be only 6 months old but she loves looking at pictures in books, turning the pages and listening to stories. I love watching her face light up every time a book is brought out. She’s one of the only kids at the library who watches with rapt attention as a new book is read to our library group. It’s amazing!
Last week we were able to pick up some books from the Cambridge Public Library and Art Gallery (Idea Exchange) annual book sale. What a great way to get some awesome books!
I never expected one of the books to hit me right in the heart.
The Ultimate Guide to Grandmas and Grandpas ~ Written by Sally Lloyd-Jones. Illustrated by Michael Emberley
I opened this book thinking it would be fun for my dad and my in-laws to read to my daughter. But what ended up happening was I started to cry.
All I could think about was how much time flies. How short a time I had with my own grandparents and how my daughter never had a chance to enjoy my mom as her grandmother.
Every turn of the page brought back a memory. Every turn of the page made me think of memories my daughter won’t get to make.
With family day I couldn’t help but think of my family and especially my mom. Not a day goes by where I don’t think about her. She was a special woman and I know she would have been a phenomenal grandmother to my daughter.
It’s amazing how one little book could make me feel so much. I’m so glad I’m raising a reader so she can experience emotions between covers too.
© Corina Harris 2016