"Growing up, my parents managed to show me the importance of reading without cramming it down my throat. A difficult task, I’m sure. It breaks my heart to think that there are kids out there, ready to have their imaginations lit on fire, excited and wanting to read, and facing naked shelves in their school or local libraries. Rather than complain or wait until the system stops failing our nation’s children, this is a matter I feel we must take into our own hands. There are children, right now, waiting - wanting to read. What shall we tell them?" (x)
You know when you called last night about the venue? I was with Matilda. She wanted me to model a dress and it was a wedding dress and when I saw myself in it, I started to think about my mom. She would have loved to have been a part of all of this. To help pick out the flowers and try on the dresses. When I looked myself in the mirror, I halfway expected for her to be behind me. And she wasn’t there.