Dear Baby Winnie,
David and I have already discussed your athletic future and we think it's really great if you want to dance or play T-ball or soccer or any kind of organized sport. Whatever you choose we will be your biggest fans. Your dad ran cross country and I danced with a flag (some people call it "colorguard"), but we will try not to bias you toward either one of these things. You can choose what you want to do or not to do and we will always love you.
What you cannot choose is to avoid your destiny. You are the product of the first official writing center romance at the Fred Meijer Center for Writing and Michigan Authors. If it sounds fancy, it's because it is. It is a writer's wonderland full of tootsie rolls, tea and pens, pens, pens.
When you are old enough, we will tell you stories about Fishladders and Manchester essays while we endlessly sip cups of hot chocolate. You will not be able to resist the lure of Lake Ontario Hall and the FWCfWaMA (pronounced Eff-Mc-Fwama). The journey begins at the end of this month when we will bring you home for a visit that includes a tour of the old college stomping grounds.
Get ready to meet your destiny.
former Lead Consultant at the FMCfWaMA