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The baby March 21, 2013

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Once upon a time there was a girl who was so sick she couldn’t go to school anymore. Everyone knew that she would wake up one morning and feel well enough to go again but, in the meantime, the girl and her mum tried to fill the days with other things that were helpful and not too exhausting and, well,  just made her feel good and less like she was missing anything.

The girl had always been great with words. Before she got sick she often read a book a day but now she struggled to read one a month as it was just too hard to keep the plot lines in her head. She found that she could still write bits at a time though, if they were about things she wanted to write about and not too long. After she had to stop going to school ,she started putting some of her writing online. She decided to keep it very private so that no one she knew in the real world would know it was her writing. Except her mum – who was privileged enough to be shown some pieces and felt the honour greatly!

After 2 weeks the girl had 457 people following her ‘vignettes’! After 3 weeks she had 607! The girl was pleased that people liked her writing and the days seemed to go less slowly.

As the girl was very smart about her privacy, she had decided to use her unusual middle name as her pseudonym online. She started having conversations with some of the people who liked her writing. One day she woke up to find a special message. It said that a girl found her writing so inspiring that when she was given the chance to name her little sister who had just been born, she chose the girl’s pseudonym!! The girl was terribly ill and missing her friends BUT SOMEONE HAD NAMED A BABY AFTER HER BECAUSE OF HER WRITING!!!! What a day. The girl told her mum. Her mum asked if she could share the story on her blog as it was so special. The girl said yes.

I hope this made your day too. Best wishes to the new baby. May the name bring her much luck.

The End


8 Responses to “The baby”

  1. Elaine Says:

    That IS something to be proud of

    • parentingcfs Says:

      It is, isn’t it Elaine? I am just so very happy for my girl and happy that the world can be so uplifting just when you need it sometimes. Thanks for commenting again 🙂

  2. Karina Says:

    It is amazing when a stranger does something so inspiring to another, when everyone around them is trying to think of something this cool!!!

    • parentingcfs Says:

      I know! So so moving when something so unexpected comes and gives such a positive swing to things. H had tears of joy in her eyes when she told me. I’m very grateful. Hugs to you xo

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  4. Sue Jackson Says:

    Oh, wow!!! That is so fabulous and amazing, Annie! I am thrilled to hear that she found a way to be creative and share her endeavors and that she’s gotten such great feedback!

    I have a list of websites where kids can be published that I made for a talk I gave to Craig’s 8th grade English class on reading & writing last year – I will see if I can find it for you.


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