BROWNWOOD, Texas - President Barack Obama has certainly been busy this past month preparing for the inauguration, but his office wasn't too busy to send a letter to a 6th grade Brownwood girl who first wrote to him in October.
Izzy Lawrence decided on her own to write a letter to the president, expressing her concerns and wishing him luck in the upcoming election. She didn't know if she would get a response.
Addressing national issues like animal rights to the President of the United States isn't typical of a 6th grade student, but Izzy Lawrence proves otherwise.
"I just figured it'd be something to do, so I just wrote him a letter," said Lawrence.
Not expecting anything back from the President, Izzy was shocked when she heard the news.
"My dad got the mail when we got home from school, and he said, 'Izzy, you got something from the White House,' and I didn't know what it was until I opened it up and I read the letter," said Lawrence.
Izzy is an animal lover and told the President about the many stray animals she sees.
Izzy's brother, Nicholas Stevens, was inspired by his sister.
"I was proud of her," said Stevens.
She also inspired several of her classmates.
"A bunch of them said they were going to write a letter to the president, so I think his mailbox will be full!" said Lawrence.
Ultimately, President Obama's words inspired Izzy Lawrence.
"He says, 'I am continually inspired by enthusiasm and ideas of young Americans, and I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with me,' I like that part," said Lawrence.
Izzy said she has plans to frame her letter and pictures she received from the President.