Here is (finally) my spotlight post on Madisen. She was born on April 24, 1999 in Corvallis, OR. Maddy, as she prefers to be called, is a by the book, follow the rules, never be late kind of girl. Having these traits in my oldest child is very helpful to me as a mother. While she does freak out (literally, she's going to giver herself an ulcer) at the slightest possibility of being late for school (we have to factor the chances of hitting a deer on the way, just in case), she also always has her homework done on time (usually early), and I never have to hound her to do it. These are just a few of the reasons Maddy is a fantastic young lady.
Being the oldest, Maddy gets a lot put on her shoulders, and most of the time handles it with good grace. Every once in a while I encounter the "why me?" response, but I guess that is to be expected.Madisen is beginning to explore the world and what it has to offer. She has found that she enjoys cooking and photography and is getting quite good at both (she took the picture of the sunset). It is neat to see these talents developing in her and watch her learn and discover new things. Not to mention how the cooking is helping her with the fractions she's working on in math.
While I hate to see her grow up at what seems an alarming rate, I am so proud of the young woman that she is turning into. As her mother, I get to witness the potential that she has, and the world had better watch out, because soon, Madisen Lee Hill will be making her mark!