Better late than never...!
It was World Book Day this week, and as I was in school that day I was quite heavily involved! I provided some pocket money for The Boy to choose a book from his Book Fair; I helped The Tomboy to dress up as George from the Famous Five series by Enid Blyton; I dressed up myself - as Little Red Riding Hood, complete with basket of goodies for 'Granny'; I attended a rather lovely assembly led by the Reception children in which they shared some of their favourite books and book characters; I helped Year 2 children to write a description of a book character; and I accompanied the Year 2 class to our local library.
The children's librarian shared a selection of books with the children, and asked them about their favourite books and characters. In particular, she asked them which one book they'd choose to have with them if they were marooned on a desert island, and which one book character they'd really like to meet. Their answers were interesting and varied! But the questions got me thinking, too.
We love books in our family. We have literally hundreds. There are books in every room of the house (including the bathroom, though I do try to discourage that!) We all of us have at least one book on the go at any one time. The Doctor has just finished Bring Up The Bodies; I've been reading the Gervase Phinn series; The Boy is re-reading The Lord of the Rings; The Tomboy is avidly working her way through our Enid Blyton collection. Which one book would I choose? I mused. Which one character would I like to meet? I considered.
The answer, when it came to me, was pretty obvious really. If I was limited to just one book then, as a Christian, it would have to be my Bible. And the character I'd love to meet would be Jesus.
Which leads neatly on to my choice of 'precious' for this month! I was presented with this Bible when I was baptised in November 1994 (I was baptised by full immersion as an adult, having become a Christian while at university). I try to read it every day, and even though I don't always manage it I think you can see from its battered state that it has been pretty well read! If my monthly 'precious' posts are going to sum me up over the year, as I'd like them to do, then my engagement ring represents my relationship with The Doctor, my camera indicates my love of memory-keeping, and now my Bible is a symbol of my faith. I'm already thinking ahead to what I might choose next month! :)
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