In my infinite wisdom, I realize why I drive myself crazy with the words. I believe as a writer, people expect more from me. I expect more from me. So, to challenge my sanity, my oldest daughter has recently presented me with one of my toughest writing prompts ever. For her final year of elementary school, I will pay tribute to my daughter by purchasing Love-Lines in her yearbook. For a small fee, I will be allowed to submit a dedication of 25 words or less to my daughter. She will assume I spent a few minutes one afternoon jotting down some sweet sentimental thoughts. In reality, I will have logged hours worrying about the best way to compress all my love, hope and pride for her into one gentle heartwarming sentence. In the end, 25 words are not enough. But, 25,000 wouldn’t be either.
My Love-Line submission to my daughter:
May you always be filled with as much joy as you bring to those around you.
All Our Love, Mom & Dad