Saturday, May 31, 2008

Joy of Reading

My daughter, Brynlee, is an avid reader. I like to think I instilled that love for words in her. My husband and I have a difficult time supplying her with reading material because she blows through it so quickly. The thing that pleases me more than anything is when I give her one of my favorites from my childhood, she reads it and loves it. A flood of memories comes over me. I recall where I was and what I felt when I was reading that same book. It is amazing how words can connect us, focus us on one central goal and idea. Through her, I have maintained that eager anticipation for reading a new book or revisiting an old, familiar one.
The greatest honor I have had with my writing was when she read my book, gushed about how she had loved it, and then asked me to sign it for her. I don't think that I would have been more humbled if it had been the president himself asking for my signature.


Shirley Bahlmann said...

I'm so impressed that you hold your daughter in such high esteem. She's so lucky to have you for a mother.

Marcia Mickelson said...

What a great feeling for her to want you to sign her book. I look forward to when my kids are a little older and I can give them books that I loved when I was younger.