Last week, I'm sure many of you had a list of reasons to wish your mother the happiest of Mother's Days and to thank her for all she has done.
So did I.
Here are a few of the things I'm most grateful for. Thanks to my mother, I became:
- a book lover
- a lifelong reader
- a writer
One of my earliest happy memories is of the day my mom took me to get my first library card. And I do mean took me to get that card, because she couldn't get it for me. According to the rules of our tiny local branch library, I needed to be able to print my own name on the application.
Even at five years old, I knew just how much getting my very own library card would mean to me. I practiced my printing every day, because I so wanted that small, yellow, rectangular piece of cardboard with my name on it.
And I aced the test, first time around!
Getting that library card eventually led me to become a student volunteer in the elementary school library. Much later, it led me to selling a book—well, actually, two books—to Harlequin American Romance. And not long after they were published, I found both of them on the shelves of my local library. Can't you just imagine what a thrill that was!
I wish my mom had still been with us to know I'd gotten "the call."
A big thanks, Mom, for everything...
And a big thanks to you, Readers, for stopping by the blog.
Want to share something special your mother has done for you?
All my best to you,
Barbara White Daille