One of my favorite bloggers is Sarah Mackenzie. She started a movement that she calls the “Read-aloud Revival.” I love to read, and her book recommendations and blog posts are wonderful.
A blog post that I read this morning is called “How to Enjoy Homeschooling, Just Because We Can.” Now, I homeschool my kids, and the title immediately hooked me. But - this post does not apply only to homeschoolers.
Sarah talks about how when kids are grown, the things they remember will not be lessons, subject matter, or curriculum. They will remember relationships. “Do you remember when we fed the ducks?” Never mind that the entire focus of your lesson plan on was on duck habitat. They will remember throwing pieces of bread and measuring how far they could get “their” duck to swim to get it before it sank -- as compared to their siblings’ “duck”, who didn’t swim as fast or as far to get their piece of bread. They will remember relationships.
That’s important. As we look back in life, what we will remember are the relationships. We remember people. We remember the way they treated us, or we treated them.
The goal of our Communications course is to help us build, maintain, and keep strong relationships with others. Everyone we meet and communicate with is important. In the end, we will remember people - not things.
Link to Sarah Mackenzie’s post: http://amongstlovelythings.com/jbwc/