Hello FIAR Friends!
What read-alouds are you kicking off the new year with?
We are continuing to read Homer Price at the pace of one chapter a week to coincide with our Beyond FIAR studies.
I also started Anne of Green Gables yesterday. I am fairly confident the girls will love it, I am hoping that Logan enjoys it some too. After the first chapter, everyone was excited to realize that the Cuthbert's would not be picking up the boy they "ordered." As my 10yo said, "Mom, the book is called Anne of Green Gables after all. We know the orphan isn't a boy!."
We have several friends that have adopted children and several more families in our church that have adopted or foster children. I didn't really think about that when I picked up the book, I was just excited to share it with my girls because I loved it when I was their age. After reading the first chapter and hearing Mrs. Lynde's protest to bringing an orphan into the home, my 8yo was both incredulous and indignant. She couldn't fathom a community where no one is adopted. It was an unexpected blessing as a parent, to realize that adoption was normal to her.