Its mid-day, little man is asleep and the girls and I have quiet space to finish our read aloud. It’s the amazing true story of Corrie Ten Boom and her faithfulness and perseverance during World War II. She has just lost her sister in Ravensbruck concentration camp after months of being herded around like cattle, and the German’s many attempts at stripping her of her dignity and faith. She wasn’t sure what was coming. There were rumors of all of the women her age being killed the next day. She was sick and heartbroken when she was given freedom papers allowing her to return to her home in Holland.
Sharing this story with my girls made it very real, very raw. The looks of misunderstanding on their faces, the every now and then question, “Is this a true story?” reminded me of the horrors that so many had to live through. Are living through. I had crossed over to become a sympathetic reader, immersed in the reality of this story. [Read more...]