The part of school where we sit together and take turns reading is my favorite! Today she starts The Rackety Packety House and then she listens to me read The Secret Garden. Then she reads aloud from her Secret Keepers Bible study on friendships and we talk a while about how to apply those concepts. Then it will be my turn to read a history lesson on the Qin dynasty, which will lead to more reading on the Great Wall of China. And about an hour or so and a cup or two of coffee later, it will be time to shed our blankets and move on to other parts of our day. My special year with her is almost over, and she will return to her school and sweet friends in the fall! Treasuring these days with her!