Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?
Marilyn Anderson
Marilyn Anderson
St. Paul St. Paul
Lethbridge, AB Lethbridge, AB

My Mom helped me fall in love with reading. She was a school teacher and believed in the power of the written word. When I was a child, she read to me every night. When I was a little older, she taught me to read the bedtime stories to her. I loved every minute of our time reading together, and that began my reading journey. What I treasure now is that my daughter and her husband have continued the tradition of reading to my three grandsons.
My Mom passed away when I was twenty, and I found one more reading gift from her. I was adopted and my Mom wrote a poem about choosing to adopt me. It was the most beautiful set of lines that I had ever read. The poem truly showed me the power of the written word, and how love can be shared with reading.
I encourage all of you to read at every opportunity....you may be surprised at what you learn!

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