Reading the Book of Mormon to Rachel has enhanced my life as I think about the stories and concepts I've been pondering as I read. As her Young Women's president (Pam Hosking) was meeting with her last night she asked Rachel to read the Book of Mormon on her own when we were finished. Today Jeffrey and I were talking about the fact that many missionaries don't know how to teach when they first get out to the field and it takes awhile for them to get used to meeting and sharing ideas in an acceptable fashion with others.
So today as Rachel was finishing the dishes, I read her two chapters in Helaman, I was far away in a Nephite place when I looked up and realized Rachel was in an entirely different place in her mind. So I'm gaining something from our time together and she is mentally somewhere else. Whatever our children learn is what they experience and learn on their own. We can provide a circumstance and references but they will gain, reject, experience, and learn what they decide. So if Rachel is going to learn and grow from the stories, concepts, and principals taught in this wonderful book she'll need to read it herself - or maybe to someone else.