Charlotte’s Web, E.B. White. I'm reading this book to my first graders right now. It's a wonderful book about friendship, with great story characters for discussion. We read the book together, then celebrate by watching the animated movie. The kids love it.
When my children remember their childhood, I want only for them to remember that their Mother gave it her all. She worried too much, she failed at times & she did not always get it right, but she tried her hardest to teach them about kindness, love, compassion & honesty. Even if she had to learn it from her own mistakes she loved them enough to keep going, even when things seems hopeless, even when life knocked her down. I want them to remember me as the woman who always got back up.
I hope I can look back one day and said I did these. Its not always about the bigger things in live. The small things like little wishes or dancing or imagining help you get through and make life all the more special and fulfilling.