In third grade we had a substitute teacher. He was the coolest, though I can’t remember his name. I do remember he wore a brown jacket and smiled a lot. He was cool mostly because he gave my teacher a good report only on me because as he said I was the only one to show respect in class that day. 😂😂😂 However, I remember him most because he read us several books throughout the day. As he read, he talked to us about how the author took a lot of time to write these stories for our enjoyment and the illustrator spent much time creating the visual aspect of the story. I really think he wanted us to learn to appreciate the book and the individuals behind the book. However, listening to him read and describe the job of the author I felt empowered. In Third grade I thought to myself “Author! That’s what I want to be!”
Now I’m receiving pictures of my friends who have kids holding my first book with huge smiles. God is so good!
This makes my heart so happy to know a dream that started so early is impacting little boys and little girls. I want every kid to know their full potential. I want them to know that Jesus has great plans for them and they can achieve every dream he places in their heart. Never underestimate the power you give when choosing to sub in on a kids dream.
Back to that moment in 3rd grade, it reminds me to give Ellie the opportunities needed to flourish in her dreams. Your kids have goals, dreams and specific things they want to be when they grow up. Encourage them to reach that dream. Give them opportunity to achieve their dreams. Show them that you believe in them. One day, your 3rd grader or younger child like me will grow up and possibly achieve a dream that started as early as 3rd grade. Will you be part of their dream coming to life? A substitute teacher and many others are part of mine.
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