by Caroline Moore

Gwen has been talking about “the talent show” at school since last summer and how she was going to perform in it. At first I thought this was something she’d made up, but the other night she told us her name was on the list and we had to come see her perform a song—and not just any song, but one she’d “written” herself, called “Heartbreak”. I wasn’t convinced she’d go through with it; she was easily the youngest kid on stage, and she was really nervous, but she did it! There were at least fifty people watching, which I’m sure was pretty intimidating for a solo act. You can’t really hear the song in my recording, but she got so many compliments and was so proud of herself. This kid never fails to surprise me. ️