A Facebook friend sought comments last night - tell what your mom has done for you.
I remembered back in high school, when I had to write in journals for English class. I let my mom read some and she thought I did a good job with words.
Encouraged by that, I moved on to the college newspaper, then sports writing in South Carolina and West Virginia. I did free-lance writing when moving to Virginia, and now I'm into blogging.
Thanks for the encouragement, mom.