My 8 year old daughter and 6 year old son are always writing books, currently the 6 year old has a "superhero" book going where he's created several unique superheros and the book describes the powers of each superhero.
Well, of course, Little Girl, my 5 year old, has begun writing stories, too!
But, today was special. Today she wrote her first chapter book! She was super proud of it!
I complimented her on how hard she was working on it. And then over lunch I had her tell me what it was about (because although I could read words in her story, I needed a translator to really understand). A close-up of page one of her book:
Chapter 1 (as she read it to me): "The cat is lost. It can't find it's mommy. It is looking everywhere, looking, looking, looking, but it still can't find it's mommy. The cat bumps into a tree and then another tree but it still can't find it's mommy. Then it bumps into another tree, but looks up and it wasn't a tree but it's mommy! It wasn't lost anymore!"
And Chapter 2: "The cat is lost under water. It can't find it's home! But a mermaid comes to help it. Then the cats brothers and sister come and help it find its home."
Hmmmm, I'm no child psychologist, but considering Little Girl was adopted as a 3 year old into our family (that happens to include 2 brothers and 1 sister for Little Girl), anyone think the little cat just may be her? At least chapter 1 and chapter 2 ended happily with the cat finding it's mommy and finding it's home!
The theme of her stories overwhelms me anew with the privilege and responsibility God has given me by allowing me to be Little Girl's mother! We are so blessed to be able to share in her stories!