Monday, April 4, 2011

What She is, and What She Isn't

That is what I learned this weekend.  I learned that the virtues and qualities of my daughter are finally being recognized and appreciated.  I learned that beauty doesn't have to be devoid of intelligence and grace.
I learned that an entire audience can catch their breath at the same time, while listening to my angel sing with an angelic voice. 
I learned that you don't need to be a seasoned, groomed, polished pageant contestant to finish strong.  I learned that sometimes the victory lies in the overcoming of fear and insecurity. I learned that my family is strong; that we rally together, each member contributing to support one another.
I wouldn't have changed a thing.  In reviewing the events of the past weekend, everything was exactly how I would have chosen it to be.

My youngest daughter, Miranda, participated in the Miss Rexburg Scholarship Program, and she was a finalist, winning the title of Second Runner-up, which came with honor, a certificate, a bouquet of beautiful flowers, a decent monetary prize, and the best part, no commitment to remain in Rexburg for the coming year.  So everyone won something.
But I think Miranda won the most of all.


neffie said...

I'm so happy for her!!! Those are beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing the event with us. :-)

Nancy said...

Bravo to Miranda !!!!

Laura said...

That is so awesome! Congrats Miranda!!

Kim said...

That's very cool! Congrats to Miranda!

Sherri said...

That is so fun! she is your whole family1