Tuesday, February 16, 2010
My Favorite Kind of Walk
I realize that I've been very bookcentric in my posts lately, but I've been wanting to post about a certain book for quite a while. When I was a little girl I had a favorite picture book. How can you not love a book that has your own name in the title? The book is called "Jennifer's Walk." It is about a little girl named Jennifer who--you guessed it--goes for a walk. There is a map of her walk in the front and back of the book which I always loved. In one of our moves as a kid, I lost it. That fact has always made me very sad. Occasionally I look for it online (it is out of print) and lament the fact that the existing copies are just too expensive.
Imagine my surprise when I got a package in the mail a few months ago. It was "Jennifer's Walk!" And it was from my mom. How sweet is that? I started bawling when I saw it. I am so happy to have it and so grateful to my mom for such a thoughtful gift. I keep it in a special spot--not on the kids' bookshelf. But Haven loves to read it and we enjoy it together often. Thank you so much mom! Now, if I can only find one of those Mandy dolls...