I have a number of passions; running, writing about running, "tapping" my creative side, my family, and the holidays. When I retire from my day job (not any time soon,) I dream about spending time on all of these. With my favorite holiday (Christmas) a week away, I thought I'd share my unpublished Children's book; "Anna-Nicole's Christmas List." I wrote and illustrated this in 2001 and hand-bound a copy for her for Christmas that year. I also had her narrate the book at that time which has become a priceless treasure to bring out the book each year and listen to the audio version. I thought it was too precious not to share. Enjoy.
Anna Nicole's Christmas List from SeekingBostonMarathon on Vimeo.
Anna-Nicole was six at the time she recorded this, and is now a senior in high school thinking about college and she now goes by "Nikki." It's ironic that the book references running. "I want some new tennis shoes," exclaimed, Anna-Nicole. I was a mere two years into my new addiction when I wrote the book and five years away from reading a book about this crazy concept called a "marathon." I no longer refer to them as "tennis shoes," but didn't know any better at the time.
If this doesn't melt your heart, you should check for a pulse.