My heart just about burst with love at your 5th grade graduation. You were so beautiful and confident as you walked across the stage. I truly wanted to stand up and shout, "That's my Maddie-girl!!" The awards that I would have given to you weren't a part of the ones called out from the platform, but they are the ones that are even more important.
If I had been given the chance, I would have awarded you for your kindness. You show such kindness to your friends, your family, your teachers. I also would have given you a blue ribbon for your laughter!!! You make everyone laugh around you; your laughter is so contagious that other people just can't help themselves being happy when you are around. If I could have, I would have shouted from the rooftop that you are growing in responsibility, that you love Jesus, that you are patient and forgiving, and that you always have a positive attitude. You inspire others around you to see the good in life. As you make this transition into middle school, I am so excited for all that is in front of you. One of the biggest blessings in my life is to get to hold your hand and hug your heart every step of the way. I love you so much, my sweet girl. You truly light up my life.