Wednesday, December 1, 2010

bragging rights...

Like most moms, I think my daughter is pretty darn special. As my dad was fond of saying in his Irish way, "She's a keeper." So I hope you'll forgive a little bragging on my part - okay, a LOT of bragging... 


Emily has her first article published in the St. Petersburg Times today. It's a feature story in the Taste section, about a mother and son (Iris and Michael Raie) who wrote a cookbook together to honor the memory and recipes of Iris' mother. 


The article has been published online and in the print edition, so of course I'm buying up every copy in the neighborhood : )


I'M REALLY EXCITED! Can you tell?
Emily has a blog, too, and if you go here you can read more of her stories in print.



23 comments:

Joyce said...

I read about her article. Very nicely done! You have every reason to be signing praise above the mountains and to be so proud of Emily! xo

Kay L. Davies said...

Congratulations to Emily. I can remember the thrill of seeing my first articles in print. There's nothing like it. And I think you are entitled to brag!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Kay L. Davies said...

Hi Leslie -- Yes, I worked in journalism for a time, but for most of my working life I was a printer. That was the family trade and it paid more! However, I've been a feature writer, an editor, a columnist, and a few other things related to printing and publishing.
-- K

Melanie said...

I've met Emily in person and I can heartily agree, "She's a keeper." Beautiful in every way!
Going now to read her article. I'm so glad you linked it.

emily wierenga said...

yay, emily! oh leslie, it's beautiful how proud you are. and she is gorgeous. xo

S. Etole said...

what a delight to know this connection ...

my heart has been especially stirred to pray for you lately ... be comforted with His peace

Elisabelle said...

oh!! I can understand your pride!!!!

Elisabelle said...

congratulations to Emily!!!

Claudia said...

that's fantastic - i can imagine how proud you are!

Jodi said...

How exciting! Congrats! I'm hopping over right now to read the beautiful Emily. xo

B. Meandering said...

Wow! I feel dense! I never caught the connection, although something about her eyes and the tilt of her head made her look familiar to me.
Well of course, she looked familiar---she's your daughter--duh!

You should brag! I haven't read it yet, but I do read all her posts, so I will get to it later tonight.

Congrats to her and to you for your part in raising such a wonderful young woman!

rebecca said...

truly the apple does not fall far from the tree.

such beauty, in each of you.

love to mother and daughter.

Elizabeth said...

Wow! That's awesome, and may it be the first of many published articles. I can't wait to visit her links --

Rachel said...

Thank you for the kind comments you left on my blog,I enjoy hearing from you on your blog as well! I am off out the door so I look forward to reading on your daughters blog and the article tonight when I get home, something to look forward too :-) congrats!

Debbie D. said...

Yes, you can beam with pride!!
What a wonderful young woman you raised and with such talent!!!

becky at abbeystyle said...

Oh, it's a case of "like mother, like daughter" :) Isn't it lovely that she, too, is a wordsmith and the two of you can share the passion for writing.

Give her my congratulations and congratulations to you, too, Mom!

Boonie S said...

I’m pleased for her, and you too. You have every reason to be proud.

Have a nice day, Boonie

deb said...

my heart swells and beams with you.
She is gorgeous.

and I have been to her blog and didn't realize.

Francesca said...

Congratulations to Emily! It must be wonderful to share the same talent and passion for the written word with your daughter.

ELK said...

now THAT is so special and i am so glad you let us share in this joy!! She is so lovely and i will pop over and read ... I am in awe of people that can write!!

ps LOVE the haiku ..teehee!!

natsumi nishizumi said...

Congratulations to Emily! I checked out her blog and read about her article. It's wonderful!

keLi said...

Go Emily -- and go Leslie! Raising a writer-daughter ... oh, how I hope to read Penelope's sweet words someday...

Hope you are well - or at least battling well - friend.

LauraX said...

congratulations...this is fantastic!!! I will pop over to read the article...and what a beauty too!!!