I know, I know. I'm breaking my new photo policy already. But that's okay--this is for Anne. This is one of my favorite posts I've written in a long time, so I wanted to send you over to Simple Homeschool to take a read!
As a 12-year-old I spent hours under the influence of a red-headed orphan. We had plenty of exciting adventures together, and she taught me plenty of lessons. Basically she changed me. And perhaps Anne (with an “e,” of course) planted seeds in my life that later grew into a pretty full harvest–seeds of adoption, of love for books, of writing, and of being an unapologetic starry-eyed dreamer.
I owe a lot to her.
Years later as a newly married woman, I found my life profoundly impacted when I read all five volumes of L.M. Montgomery’s journals. (If you are a serious Anne fan, you must read these!)
Once again, this author’s words altered my life. This time it wasn’t quite so starry-eyed, however. These were grown-up entries of joy mixed with deep sorrow, happiness side-by-side with heartbreak. I wasn’t sure I could ever look at Anne in the same light again.
But it turned out Anne had a few more lessons up her (puffed) sleeves for me.
Head here to read the rest--advice that applies to you whether or not you homeschool!
"You'd find it easier to be bad than good if you had red hair," said Anne reproachfully. "People who haven't red hair don't know what trouble is.
Mrs. Thomas told me that God made my hair red ON PURPOSE,
and I've never cared for Him since."