Sunday, November 25, 2012

A Thanksgiving Letter

There is nothing like the love between a mother and daughter. And today I discovered that even more. 

My eleven year old daughter came into my bedroom and said, "I wrote this in class. I thought you should have it." She handed me a letter written in her own hand and then simply left the room. 

I sat down on the bed and read... and cried. This is what she wrote for class and nothing has been edited.

October 18, 2012

Has someone in your family ever become an author? Well, mine has. My mother. It's pretty cool being a daughter of an author. Here is how my normal Mom became a published author.

She started reading books that her friend was giving her to read. She then got inspired. So she started by just taking some notebook paper and writing a short story. Little did she know that this story would land her a three-book deal.

My mom started to think that she might have a chance to be published. She worked really hard every night and was writing and writing. It took her four years to write her book. She started talking to publishers and seeing if they were interested in her book. Then one day she got a call. She was an author.

I was so happy for her when I found out. We went out that night and celebrated. Then she told me some more good news. She not only was an author but got a three-book deal. I didn't know how to express myself. She worked so hard to accomplish this much. My happy meter exploded because I was just so happy.

Right now, in the present time, my mother has published two books. She is now done with her third book and editing it. She has a lot of famous friends, like Nora Roberts. She always orders cookies when she goes to a book signing to interest people in her books. I help her a lot with giving her ideas and my opinions on her books. Even my little brother helps. He wears a kilt (man skirt) because my mom writes historical romance. Everybody says he's so cute.

The incident affected me a lot. I could never be so proud to say I am Victoria Roberts's daughter. She has a great imagination and personality. I hope you enjoyed my story on how an ordinary mom could become a famous author.


  1. My dear Victoria, you are so very blessed with your beautiful children. You've succeeded in the mother category, too. Isn't it amazing when you see what your children can do for you. My daughter wrote me a beautiful piece about when a daughter becomes the caregiver and I cried so I know how much this means to you. I have treasure in a frame next to my bed where I see it every day. It's the little things like this that make life so bright and beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Thanks, Paisley. You're right. It is the little things that make life so beautiful.

  3. That is such a lovely letter. I would frame it. LOL
    And being an author works even when they're teenagers. My teenage kids are proud of me and what I do, very hard to get to during these years of "mom knows nothing most of the time." LOL

  4. Funny, Suzanne. We're back to eye rolls today. ;-)

  5. Awww, that is one of the sweetest things I've ever read! What a wonderful family you have! And your daughter is so talented! Does she write stories too?? =)