The Courage to Write
After a family backpacking trip to North Carolina, I wrote a poem for my eighth-grade English class.
Little did I know that Mom submitted my work to a Florida Poetry Contest.
The letter below arrived in our mailbox months later; Mom said she had a surprise for me.
I was dumbfounded.
And totally grateful.
Thanks, Mom! You gave me the courage to write and put my essays out into the world.
I love you!