Monday, December 03, 2007

The Student Becomes the Teacher

This week I e-mailed a blog I was working on to my daughter. What I was really looking for was confirmation I was making sense, heading in the right direction. What I received back were some red marks, noting some grammatical errors and a few suggestions to make my writing more complete and concise.

I tell you this, not so you can feel sorry for me, or think that she was being rude. Or even to try to figure out which article received help.

I tell you this to encourage you.

This same child I worked with on spelling, grammar, writing, life skills, emotional and spiritual direction, and every other attribute a mother tries to convey to her daughter has now become my teacher! She has surpassed my skills as a writing teacher, praise God! Her gift of writing has not been hindered by my lack, ineptness or insecurities, for she has a Teacher who has no lack.

I pray she surpasses me in every area of her life!

4 comments:

Cindy Beall said...

You are a terrific mom. And Anna is uh-MAY-zing. I, too, want my children to surpass me and teach me one day.

Anna said...

Awww, thanks mom!

Rachel said...

That's a great story! While reading this I was thinking, "I bet that was Anna!" She is amazing, you SHOULD be proud Robin!

Robin Meadows said...

Cindy, you're so sweet! Thanks!

And, all my kids are really amazing...this did just happen to be Anna! ; )