I received a call today from my beloved writing student, Madison Stingray. She said, “Len, I know you’re busy with college essays, but I just want to let you know that I was accepted at Cambridge University for my Master’s degree in archaeology. I start next fall.”
This young woman has been my writing student since she was ten-years-old. She is now graduating from college. She also remains one of my online students through Story Circle Network as often as she can fit in a class while juggling her classes at Georgetown.
I am so proud of her.
She quickly added, “Without your help with my writing over all these years, this would never have happened.”
“I don’t know about that,” I said. “You are an exceptionally bright girl.”
I was deeply touched and had a little cry when we hung up.
This is the best part of my job.
Congratulations, sweet Madison. I am absolutely delighted for you. What a wonderful accomplishment.
Hip, hip, hooray!