One weekend last month, we went to visit a railway museum and happened upon a book sale. After a trip through train cars from different decades of the 20th century, watching model trains and touring the museum we stopped in at the book sale. Despite being a very thorough book sale and well organized, we didn't buy anything. Something happened there though that I will never forget.
As I browsed, I turned around to see Joseph standing in the middle of a sea of people weaving in and out of very narrow walkways. He was oblivious to the fact that he was in everyone's way. Joe was oblivious as to what made this a picture perfect moment.
Then, he just sat down in the middle of the floor, engrossed in a book.
He was searching for words he could read. It was one of the most amazing moments, I realized he wanted to know how much he could read. He wanted to find out if he could read this book, if he could read that good yet. I could see it, eagerness to learn more and pride in how much he has accomplished. And it made me proud too!