I’m a proud book nerd: the kind of book lover who clorox wipes the front cover of books and then use packing tape to make it genuinely mine. Many a books have been damaged due to this, but no matter. I love them that way.
Last month we started listening to Anne of Green Gables on Audible, and it was a fabulous experience for us. Anne is so dramatic, spunky, assertive, loyal, and an empathic character. It made me sad that my first reading of this heart warming book was a nightmare in 7th grade.
I was a late bloomer in school and my English teacher despised me, or so it seemed. She knew I was struggling to keep up but that was all the acknowledgment I got from her. If your English skills stinks, diagramming sentences and writing book reports are pure nightmare assignments. It was a humiliating experience to sit in silence for long periods after she asked me a question. I thought, ‘she’ll get tired of waiting and move on.’
“My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes.”
As an adult I can truly enjoy the story and characters than when I was a middle school student sweating over the long chapters and feeling helpless with the list of study questions she assigned us.
It’s better now. I’ve moved on from that unspectacular experience!
“Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”
Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. I'm an avid nature photographer and a daydreaming thinker. My posts revolve around photos of nature's beauty, homeschooling adventures with my 2 kids, sporadic reflections on my child's heart condition, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and other mish mash things. Hopefully you'll leave encouraged, pensive, or smiling at the simple things of life. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!