I must admit I’d never heard of poet Lonna D. Kingsbury until I ran across her post on Writing Wranglers and Warriors, a blog I used to write for years ago. If you’ve been following the Olympics, you might find this interesting. I enjoy reading stories about people who succeed at feats I would never dare to attempt. I hope you find this story as inspiring as I did.
My dear mother of 86 had recently passed when the Olympic Relay Nomination Committee package arrived. My hands shook as I realized the significance. I had been nominated and was awarded the honor of serving as a torch guardian for the Olympic Torch Relay.