Thursday, May 01, 2008

Never Invisible

When Madison came home from school last Friday this project was in her backpack. She said her teacher had asked all the kids to describe themselves by coming up with words that began with the letters in their names.

I was really very happy to see that our 7-year-old makes art, is absolutely friendly, a dancer, thinks she's incredible, a swimmer and someone who is generally awesome.

But it was the last line that stopped me cold, blew me away, and told me everything I needed to know about how our little girl sees herself, her continuing ability to teach and inspire someone more than 30 years her senior, and how far she can go if she holds on to feelings like this.


Blogger A New Me said...

I am amazed by your daughter. She reminds me of my two when they were young. My girls home published a magazine for our home called The Art and Story Magazine. I still have all the copies!

8:33 AM  
Blogger TroyBoy said...

It sounds like you guys are doing a great job raising her. Kudos!

8:50 AM  
Blogger A. said...

That was the line that got me, too. It's apparent you're both raising her to be a strong woman. She's incredibly insightful for her young age. :)

9:00 AM  
Blogger Savannah said...

You're a lucky parent.

10:13 AM  
Blogger Vanessa Shannon said...

It should also be validation for her parents who obviously make her feel like the most important person in the world. Good job Dad.

10:52 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

You are raising two great additions to society! I'm pretty sure you are going to have many more of those proud moments!

Oh and you might want to get the stick ready to fight off the boys in a few years.

1:10 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Wow! I think a lot of us could learn from the way Madison sees herself. Maybe we should all sit down and do this little project!

1:31 PM  
Blogger Gini said...

We can only hope and pray that we are all inspiring our kids to feel "never invisible". How awesome for you.

7:24 PM  
Blogger Sarah :) said...

Wow. As I said before, I see wonderful things for these children. This girl has some imagination. She'll shine bright, as she grows.


8:16 PM  
Blogger Lydia said...

Incredible, delightful, inspiring! Madison is a gift, is gifted. I never had children but if I had I'd have wanted them to be like your girls. I do have wonderful communication with the children in my neighborhood. I'm lucky that they consider me safe, fun, approachable, and trustworthy. I received May Day flowers from some of them today! My post for today has a photo and description of this sweet surprise.

8:45 PM  
Blogger enar arshad said...

i really think you have done a great job with is great to know she is very sure of herself.

thank you for sharing with us.

10:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You bet MAdison is one of a kind, if her thoughts are anything to go by!!

But I feel she has a lot more common sense and a presence of mind, if anything!!

Did you ask her what she actually meant when she wrote 'Never Invisible'? :)

Cos I'm kinda thinking she meant she's 'always visible' :) as opposed to asserting that 'she's INVINCIBLE', but which if she did mean, I would hasten to compliment her attitude with: 'WAY TO GO, GIRL!' :)

Adore your kids! And this blog!

Keep posting more sunshine notes!

1:57 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Your little Madison is a smart girl. And I'm totally making my son do one of those today. I can't wait to see what he comes up with.

10:08 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Your daughter is too much, and is going to go places in life with that attitude! Great job raising her.

10:43 AM  
Blogger G. said...

that's pretty great. :)

1:37 PM  
Blogger Hilda said...

Your Madison is an awesome little lady!

4:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIGHT then.... so now after reading this last post of yers... well, I just had to put a link on my blog to yours finally. I feel the same way about my kids, and so thanks again for making my day.

7:43 AM  
Blogger Daisy said...

I always feel humbled and blessed when I learn from my son. Children are wonderful teachers - but we have to be willing to learn - no? She sounds awesome!

9:11 PM  
Blogger DeeDeeB said...

Your daughter is a gem !

9:57 PM  
Blogger Smriti said...

:-) Madison got me thinking, I think I need to do the same with my name. I am 6 months pregnant and suddenly single.. can't wait to see my precious baby! I love your dedication to your kids, nice to see that there are dad's out there whom don't just leave their family when things get tough. Blessings.

5:52 PM  
Blogger dg74 said...

She is "Osome" and no doubt, she will never be Invisible !! You should be very proud !!!

1:23 PM  

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