Today we remember the events of September 11, 2001. However, we must remember all of the events that lead us through life, not just the ones that are at the forefront of the media outlets. As Americans, we can be patriotic, but it must be to the country as 26th President Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt once stated.
“Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official.” — Theodore Roosevelt
“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” — Robin Williams
This third shout-out goes to Elizabeth Kaiser Writes, who is providing illustrations for my upcoming book of Bible stories. Elizabeth is a homeschool graduate and has the incredible ability of being able to draw and illustrate in various genres.
Elizabeth is not only an illustrator, but she is also a published author of a few fiction titles and is working on more.
I think the issue I faced with this shout-out is how to describe Elizabeth, so I will let her tell about herself in her own words.
When I was 10-13 we lived in the mountains with no electricity or running water, and the older kids took the goats out like shepherds, to protect them from the bears and mountain lions. Sometimes I got to go along, which is an experience few have these days.
The only sports I like are figure skating and cross country jumping, (sleek, athletic horses! beautifully landscaped grounds, fancied, flowered jumps! SPEED!!!)
I learned to drink my coffee from stealing from mom’s cup… half cup cream, two tablespoons sugar, quarter cup coffee, fill ‘er up with milk.
Obviously, Elizabeth is a very smart young lady because she does NOT drink coffee black. However, I am not sure how she mixes figure skating with cross-country jumping. I am not sure whether to feel sorry for the horse on ice, or Elizabeth trying to do a triple lutz that covers that much ground! LOL
Thank you for your help, Elizabeth!
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