And I thought -- yes, I am thankful for spring and even more thankful for the wonderful gift I've been given . . . to be her mother. She's come a very long way and that was quite an achievement for our sometimes very quiet, whispery voiced little girl. Her teacher said that she did such a great job and I could just see Maddy beam with pride at those words. She really has the best teacher.
And here she is with two friends in our neighborhood who go to the same school. One's a 4th grader, one is a 2nd grader and then Maddy in 1st grade. It's so wonderful to see these girls, all different ages, play so nicely together.