Riley texted me today that she needed to talk to me. Of course, I thought, "uh oh" and went to call her somewhere privately. The big news: she ran for Student Council!
I was shocked because she's never expressed any interest in doing something like that, and I asked her about it. She said, "I didn't write a speech or anything, but my hand just went up! I didn't decide, my HAND did!"
And she got up there and made a speech without any preparation, and despite her "racing heart." I don't know if she'll win, but I'm so proud of her (or rather, her hand) for putting herself out there.
She took it even further when she spoke up at our PTA meeting tonight about an idea that had come up during the campaign speeches about bringing a program back. Elected or not, she's trying to make a difference.
A day doesn't go by that I don't feel lucky to be a part of her life. And I can't wait to see what she does next.