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|
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