Monday, September 30, 2013

My Sweet Anna

I found this book and note on my nightstand last week.

book from Anna

"Dear Mommy,

I think you will enjoy this book as much as I did. It really is a beautiful story.

Love, Anna"

And she was right. I picked it up and could hardly put it down; the story of a ten year old girl who escaped war torn Vietnam with her mother and brothers to America; a refugee story. It was profound really, and explains why Anna is always a deep thinker, lost in a book, lost sometimes in thought. Although Anna's circumstances were very different I could see how she could relate to this story in her own way. She didn't loose and grieve for a country, but she certainly knows the pain of loosing a mother and having to start all over again.

I wrote back to her and told her I hope she spends her life loving books as much as she does now. Real books that make her think and realize that there is a whole world and so many other people in it. I told her that I hope to find many, many books (and sweet notes) on my nightstand throughout the years.

I can almost see the emails or the texts twenty years from now, "mom, you've got to read this book. You'll love it."


  1. That is beautiful! The act...the book (the plot)...and what the future holds :)

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  3. I love this, I do this, if I find a book that I love, I introduce it to my mom and sister, and they do the same. Love those shared treasures

  4. riley loved it too!!
    has anna read Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper? she will love it. one of those books riley stayed up reading till all hours of the night then came into my room in tears! amazing!
    bless your little book lovin daughter heart!
    have a happy night tara