Dear Earl Woods,
I realize that you lost your mom and dad when you were very young. Well, at least we have one thing in common. My dad left when I was born. My mom died when I was eleven. When my mom died I kind of went into a shell. So I had plenty of time 0 read. That is when I began to read your book.
I knew that I couldn't just be afraid to do anything anymore. So I decided to: Start Something. Your book made me realize that I have to help others first. And then worry about my self. I can't just sit back and let everything pass me by and not do anything about the things that I think are wrong. Your book also taught me how to be strong and to put everything behind me and not let it affect the way that I live my life.
I mean sure I do some things different from now and then but I don't let it bother me.
I use my moms death as a way for me to be a role model, difference maker, example, and someone to look up to. I don't just let it keep me from the things that I love to do.
I remember one Thanksgiving that my Aunt Trisha was in the kitchen cooking. At this time my mom was in jail. My mom went to jail three times for a total of almost 6 years in her life. It was cold and rainy outside and it was getting dark. I knew that my Aunt Toni was coming over so I was waiting for her. I heard a knock on the kitchen door so I rushed into the kitchen. I seen my Aunt Toni and my Aunt Trisha saying hi to each other then I went back into the living room. Then another knock rang in my ears and I hurried to the kitchen...it was my mom standing at the door. I was so surprised that I didn't know what to say. Then I ran up to her and gave her a big hug. Nobody knew that she was getting out early. She either got out on good behavior or she just didn't tell us and wanted it to be a surprise. My mom spent six years of her short life in prison that she could of spent doing something that she really wanted to do. Like going to Africa. I remember thinking that I was going to be with her for the rest of my life. I thought that nothing could possibly go wrong. That day just taught me later in life that you can't take anything for granted. Your book taught me that it's the simple things in life that matter the most when it's all said and done.
You book made me want to go up to my brother, sister, aunt, uncle and everybody in my family and give them a big hug and tell them thank you and that I love them. This book was probably one of the last things that my mom bought for me. It made me think about how I live my life. Do I want to be a crab and just not do anything for the rest of my life or should I put everything behind me and be happy that my mom is in a better place? I chose option 2 because my mom was ready to die. She told me that when she dies she doesn't want anybody to cry because she is happy. I would rather have her in heaven with no worries then be on earth where she gas to take pills and always have someone checking up on her.
Sincerely, Draven Fuller