Sunday, May 10, 2009

To Mothers

I think it was my dad who motivated me to read by pushing the Chronicles of Narnia on me as soon as I could read a sentence. But it was my mom who gave me my creativity and inevitably my writing talent. My mom, who made me dress up as a mailbox for Halloween in first grade when all I wanted to be was a princess (true story). My mom who is constantly reminding me of my desire to write by giving me ideas for stories. She taught me that I didn’t have to be the same as everyone else, that I could be myself and that’s the best way to be. I have become a strong person rooted in the appreciation of literature and the value of believing in myself. Thanks Mom. Happy Mother’s Day.

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