Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Student Council

Tomorrow Maddie is giving her speech in front of most of the school.  This was her idea.  She continues to amaze me.

When I was 9, I never would have considered running for Student Council Secretary.  I was too unsure of myself; too self-conscious.  Often, people will comment that Maddie is a "mini-me."  But, I am happy to report that in this way, that we are different.

She is braver than I was.  She loves more deeply than I do.  She accepts people more freely than I can.  She is goofier than I allow myself to be.  She reads more than I do.  She is better, brighter, bigger than life.  

When people raise children, you often hear them say they want their child(re) to grow up and be better than they themselves are.  I think I can already see that happening.

I do not want to toot my own horn or pretend the way Maddie sees the world has very much to do with me.  It's who she is; it's the way she was created.  Her faith is so strong.  Her confidence exudes forth from far away.  She is rarely embarrassed; she is courageous.

I am very proud of all 3 of my little ones but on the eve of her first speech ever, I am breathless.  She continues to do things I never believed I could.

Maybe part of that is due to the fact that she has such a huge support system; a big group of people who care so much for her.  They say that people that feel very loved and safe are able to provide that for others.

A village of people are literally helping me raise her, so we must be doing something right.

Vote Maddie Mejias for Student Council Secretary 2015
"Get More M&M's in Your Life!" 

1 comment:

Siobhan said...

Oh my goodness!!! Go Maddie!!! :) She is such an amazing person. Mommy you do play a huge part in that. Aibha is going for President and I truly don't know where she gets it from. I'm terrified for her and excited that she's so willing to put herself out there. We have fabulous girls and I can't wait to see what's ahead of them both. xx