Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Goal Reached!

Maxim (in case one thinks I'm talking about a magazine) "a short, pithy statement expressing a general truth or rule of conduct."

Gherkin Maxims:

  • Never Give Up
  • Choose Joy
  • Love God - Love Others
  • Live Courageously
  • You must read the book before you watch the movie. 

That last one has been challenged many times by many Gherkins. I, myself, begged to watch Pride and Prejudice before reading the book. ::snort::

Zander taught himself to read last year when The Hobbit was due to be released. Michael has playfully goaded him since that time about reading the Lord of the Ring series so that we could watch them together.

Zander set a goal to finish the series this year. He thought he could possibly finish The Fellowship of the Ring by his birthday in February. I encouraged him that I thought he could do it before Christmas break and we could watch it with the elder Gherkins home for Christmas.

He read in the afternoons. He read at night. He read to me during school. He spent hours on 31 Dec reading to Krista. He began to think the reading was causing him flu like symptoms.

Zander reads the last paragraph of The Fellowship of the Ring

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Therefore, after a full day, after dinner, after a family prayer circle....we are watching The Fellowship of the Ring. When Krista arrived on 23 Dec, she began encouraging him he COULD finish and they WOULD watch it together. I'm so happy he reached this goal.

Yes, he's informed me he'd begin The Two Towers this week.

Choosing Joy!
©2013 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Debbie said...

Great job, Zander!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Wow! That is AWESOME! And my word... that is some difficult reading - complex language and sentence structure (jusr re-reading through the series myself.)

Love that we have the same rule - book before movie :D


berrypatch said...

Congrats! I'm currently reading that one aloud to my boys. It's HARD! LOL At least The Two Towers is half the size of Fellowship. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Alexander: are you awesome or what? Congrats! love/prayers - 2G's T.