My mom celebrated her 80th birthday this past weekend. Family and friends gathered to help her celebrate this milestone and it was wonderful to see everyone.
As I stood there looking around the room, I realized just how much the people gathered there have influenced me and my writing.
Because no matter where you go or what you do, these people who have known you since birth have left their mark on your life. They have helped shape your ideas, given you direction and left their imprint on your heart.
I know that any story I write will have a shimmer of them in it because they all make up a bit of who I am.