With the Tanya Parker Mills' permission I'm re-posting the story that was originally posted Friday, December 10, 2010.
*This post was written for a writer's group that is predominantly members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints.) Clarifications of generally LDS (Mormon) terms were added in green by me.*
Me: I know he'd love to go with you. I'm just not sure he's comfortable about dancing. Let me get back to you, okay?
*Mia Maids, (age 14-16) and Laurels (age 16-18) are the names Young Women's classes in the LDS church.
**Seminary is a religion class that LDS high school-aged kids attend, Seminary Council is like Student Council in high school.
***Seminary is usually taught in the wee hours of the morning before school starts. Some school districts allow "release time" seminary, where the students leave campus for one period a day for religious instruction.
Thank you so much for letting me share this story Tanya. And than you to girls like Lily who go above and beyond to do great things!
Tanya Parker Mills is the author of The Reckoning, 2010 Writer’s Digest International Self-Published Book Award Winner for Mainstream/Literary Fiction, 2009 Indie Book Award Winner for Multicultural Fiction, and 2008 Whitney Finalist in two categories. You can read more about her and her writing on her blog "Seized by Words" and her website tanyaparkermills. She is a regular contributor to the ANWA Founder’s and Friends blog.