Out of the Mouth (or pen) of Children

Every once in a while, I come across something in the “archives” that makes me stop and ponder. This week, I found an essay written by my daughter when she was in 2nd grade (she’s now 14). She was playing T-ball for the first time. As we approached the first game, she was nervous, but she was also incredibly determined to get on base.

A few days after the game, her teacher gave an assignment: write an essay on perseverance. As you read her essay below, I hope (as I did) you find encouragement to “stick with it” when it comes to pursuing your goals, overcoming your fears, and striving for good.

Read the essay on perseverance here.