A Teenager's Benediction

I had the pleasure of addressing an assembly at Ramona Convent Secondary School this week in Alhambra, California. Natalie, a senior, stood up after my talk and issued this encouraging charge:
It is with great gratitude, Mrs. Perkins, that I say thank you for your time and interest in our school community. May you continue to write and inspire young minds for many years to come.
That's my hope, too, Natalie. From your mouth to God's ear.

Photos courtesy of Valerie M.