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Starring: Torrey DeVitto and Chad Michael Murray
Summary: A recently single woman sends out Christmas cards to those who have impacted her life.
Do You Send Christmas Cards?
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Any Teachers Out There?
Teachers make an indelible imprint on kids. One of Jessica’s handwritten notes lands in her former music teacher’s mailbox. Mrs. Miller is so moved, she insists her son, Luke, deliver her own cello to Jessica as a gift. This is the final boost Jessica needs to overcome her feelings of inadequacy to audition for the Chicago Heritage Orchestra, where she scores the substitute second chair.
Who knows if Mrs. Miller’s influence explains why Jessica’s occupation is in a music store, Strings & Notes?
What teacher influenced you the most?
I still remember mine–my middle school English teacher. After having him in sixth grade, he moved to the eighth grade where I had him again. I loved the subject already, but he demanded a lot from his students. He fully immersed us in the study of grammar, diagramming, and literary analysis. At the end of my eighth grade year, I wrote him a letter thanking him for the impact he made on my life. He was very moved.
I majored in English Education in college and was fortunate to do my field hours in his classroom. When everyone in my college grammar class was failing or barely holding onto a D, I was pulling an A+. The professor was astounded and asked why it was easy for me and so difficult for everyone else, and I explained I had the most amazing English teacher twice.
To this day, I still love writing, and I attribute it to the power of his influence. So, for those couple people out there who make negative cracks regarding me writing about Hallmark movie themes instead of just kicking back with popcorn, I blame my former teacher who taught us to always dig deeper.
Thank you, teachers, for all you do to help your students reach their full potentials!
Have You Ever Built A Snowman?
Living in Ohio where snow is ample most years, I never considered people exist who have never built a snowman (song from Frozen plays in head).
Private Angie Dawson is from Florida, and when she lets Carter (Jessica’s brother) know she has never built one, except out of mashed potatoes, they not only build one together, but have her first snowball fight.
He also makes her a cute snowman out of oranges in the mess hall.
Are you one of the unfortunate souls who have never built a real snowman? Let’s hope you aren’t scarred for life!
Power of A Song
Music is very moving. One of Jessica’s letters end up with Jax, famous for his group’s one-hit wonder, Luv U On Xmas, due to the meaning that song had to her at one point in her life.
Are there any songs for you that provide the soundtrack for your life? Share in the comment section below.