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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Vision (08/03/06)

TITLE: Anna's Vision
By Kimberly Mitchell
08/07/06


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This is Anna. I turned eleven the other day. If you notice, I'm typing this letter with my special made brail laptop. It's hard for me to write, you know I have vision impairments.

It's much easier for me to explain things by hearing than by sight. I'm really good at listening. If I am asked to describe what I saw on my field trip to Washington D.C., it seems like a punishment. But if I can just talk about what Iíve heard or felt then, I can tell everyone about the Declaration of Independence in the National Archives. And the feeling of true patriotism that rushed through me, when I stood in the room where our founding fathers debated their issues of freedom.

When I grow older I want to be a famous artist, one like Michelangelo in fact. The only problem is when I get graded on art; the highest I receive is a C. I have difficulty sketching with a pencil or even coloring in the lines. Every time I try, my vision blurs and the letters come out sloppy, the lines too dark, and the marker smudges on my fingers.

There are so many things I can visualize in my mind, but have a problem drawing the scene on paper.

It's okay. I'm not complaining. I'm truly thankful. You see, you gave me a wonderful mind. I'm great at singing hymns and praises in the Childrenís choir, and I love memorizing your Holy Word. We have some great Bible discussions in Sunday school class, and that's where I really shine.

You have told me that you made me special when you said that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. You have assured me that you will see me through all trials, and that you have plans to give me a future hope.

Lord, this is a thank-you letter, just to let you know I'm doing fine. Life's hard sometimes, but you know what? I accept the challenge. I have the faith to see myself through anything. I may have lost my physical vision but my spiritual vision is still in tact. Thanks for making me. Thanks for loving me unconditionally. Thanks for everything.

Your loving daughter,
Anna


-Devoted to kids, who have vision impairments-


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Helen Paynter08/14/06
A lovely, moving piece. THank you
Caitlynn Lowe08/14/06
A very sweet and lovely piece!
terri tiffany08/14/06
Creative piece! Good reminder of those we don't always know about or remember. It was well written.
Jan Ross08/15/06
Oooohhhh! I really like your approach to the topic! Very nice. It's precious, in fact! Good job! :)
Joanne Malley08/15/06
This is just what God wants. An open heart and an open mind for Him. :) Good job. I liked the simplicity and sweetness of your writing. Blessings, Jo
william price08/15/06
An extremely pleasent read. I was as moved by the writers passion as I was by chosen words. Great job!! God bless.
Joanne Sher 08/16/06
You're right - short and sweet! I really liked this. Good job of capturing an 11-year-old's language and mindset!