Today I'm taking my first stab at participating in a meme. Oasis for YA hosts a weekly Thankful for Thursday meme. This week we're focusing on the special people in our lives. It was a really hard job to pick just one from my very extensive list, but the person who jumps right to mind is my mother. Here she is with me and two of my three sisters.
I chose my mom for all the obvious reasons (she raised me, loves me, is always there for me, etc.), but also because this blog is about writing, and I can't think of anyone who has been more supportive of my writing than my mother. That's not to say other family members aren't overwhelmingly supportive, because they definitely are, but I consider Mom my own personal cheering section. She reads lightning fast and is always willing to read anything I ask her to. She's usually got the entire thing - even full length novels - read and (honestly) critiqued in a day or two. I think she feels my writing joys and disappointments as deeply as I do, but she's always ready with an encouraging word and a hug.
For all you do, thanks Mom!
Who are you thankful for this Thursday?
Be sure to check out Oasis for YA to participate in the Thankful for Thursday meme (and to wish the wonderful Sheri Larsen a happy birthday!)