In the beginning
My grandma used to watch us when my mom worked and we were too young for school. Our time together was short, usually just a few hours. Still, we often had lunch with her and then she would rest in her chair and watch her stories.
I would get a big Children’s Bible out, a pencil and paper, and begin copying the symbols on each page, one after the other in long lines – just like I saw them in the book.
I couldn’t read, and I didn’t know that those symbols were letters which, when strung together in certain patterns became words. I had no idea that those words, when paired with others...