Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Letter from a Mom

I just did a series of programs at some schools on the Washington coast a couple of weeks ago. I received this note from one of the parents who ordered one of my books. During my program I had given her child one of the pens that I use for my drawing, a Micron Pigma pen. I frequently give away some of my pens that are on the "downside" at my school appearances. This was her note:

"Mr. Smith: Alyssa guessed that you were drawing an egg and you gave her your pen as a prize (she says it was the very pen you wrote all your books with). She took it out of her back pack to show me the first thing she got off the bus, then held it the entire way home telling me all about it. She wanted to write with it first thing she got home but had to wait until after bath and dinner. She then skipped on reading stories and wrote three of her own instead! Thanks for inspiring our daughter! The Brock Family"

This is why I so much enjoy doing my school programs.


Sharon Mayhew said...

Very cool! Young kids are totally honest.

Kristi Valiant said...

Awww... How cool is that!

Ginger*:) said...

Oh wow! This gave me chills of happy. What a wonderful gesture on your part and how nice to know the outcome of your generous nature. This is just what the Picture Bookies hope to achieve for children...the interest in books, the love of reading and the spark that kindles their imagination.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Oh Bron, How powerful is this. Simply gestures can have an effect on a person and little person for many years to come. This is so moving. I believe that nothing ever happens by chance. Some where in time that day was suppose to happen and you were to effect that little child. This is an awesome story that you will carry with you forever as well. It's not always what we say, but what we do and how we give. Not lots of money or anything, but of our time and talents. Way to go!!! YOU ROCK!!! Keep this up and you are going to change a generation he he he he! Have a great one!

Roberta said...

Big smile!!
Now that's why we do what we do!

Wonderful Bron!

Kit said...

What a wonderful event- really great
Kit Grady