on the Lord I had a small window of time to make a miracle happen. What if I failed?
By Amy Nicholson
It was a long road, but Sarah learned to read and she enjoys it.
“I can do all things through Christ which
strengtheneth me.”— Philippians 4: 13
As homeschool moms, we take on a lot of important jobs. In the midst of juggling house- work, schoolwork, and the
rest of our work, sometimes we forget
to lean on the Lord. Instead, we rely on
our own strength and abilities. Teaching
my daughter how to read showed me just
how much I need to rely on the Lord.
Sarah was the only one of my three
children whom I needed to teach to
read. My oldest attended a traditional
school until I began to homeschool him
in fourth grade; someone else had taught
him to read. I homeschooled my second
and third children from kindergarten.
My second child was a natural reader.
I used phonics books with him, and he
breezed right through them. Very little of
my instruction was needed for him to ex-
cel. I would tape sight word cards on the
wall in kindergarten when he had mas-
tered the words, and it wasn’t long before
the wall was full. He was a reader, and
he reads everything. When Sarah came
along, she didn’t take to reading as easily
as the boys had. It wasn’t just a struggle
for her; it was a struggle for me too.