Girl, Discovered

22 Responses

  1. What an awesome thing for your daughter! (And for you and your husband, too for that matter.) But then, when I think of what I know about her -via your writings -I have to wonder how they could not have picked her as she has to have been the top candidate from my viewpoint anyway! Oh -and while I’m here -hope you all have a very joyous holiday and the happiest of New Year’s. As many of us say around these hills -God Jul!

  2. Lil says:

    Congratulations to the new Discovery Girl !

    They couldn’t not choose her. How wonderful for her (and you too).

  3. kmkat says:

    Words (almost) fail me. Girl.Is.Awesome. And now the world — at least the part of it that read DG — will know.

  4. Maxine says:

    I, too, am soooooo happy for the happy MN family and that excellent DG girl. I am happy that DG has a staff who “gets it.” Go, Miss A!!!
    Once I had a child what seemed older than I when she was only 2.5 years old! Is this heriditary?

  5. Oh, that is just too cool! Congratulations to her, and also to you.

  6. kirsten says:

    kirsten and virginia are so very proud of that discovery girl…big love!

  7. ds says:

    Oh, congratulations!! That is so exciting and heartwarming and plain thrilling, I have goosebumps. (You are quite right about the pureness of that joy. There is nothing like it. Yeah, I want to be my daughter when I grow up, too.)
    Way to go, Girl!!!!

  8. geewits says:

    Wow. This could be a movie called The Best Christmas Present Ever. I love everything about this story. Heartfelt congratulations to your daughter and to her whole family for helping to shape who she is.

  9. Jess says:

    I am so happy for you and for that beautiful girl. I might need to get a subscription for my girl.

  10. pam says:

    Congratulations to you all. Whatever makes a family experience bliss and joy together is a wonderful thing – you all contribute to each others happiness, and bless your dear friends and family as well for their part. I am sure your joy is their joy also. Your post has sure made my day too! I’ve always thought your children delightful.

  11. the (thrilled and proud) Auntie Kirsten says:

    Ok, I got a little teary…especially re-watching the pics from her bday…You can just SEE how much getting those magazines meant to her…in her quiet, composed way. xO

    I’m still squealing for her…and I’ve told just about everyone I know.

    • Jocelyn says:

      Kirst: Now that we have all the details, she’s reviewed them and started a notebook with lists of what she needs to do to get ready–solid-colored tshirt for article photos; early-autumn-looking clothes for profile picture; prop (soccer ball, cleats, running shoes, or clarinet?)…press releases, library releases, parental permission forms and what date each one is due back…plus a couple pages of hand-written first-draft article responses. She’s even written a note to herself to ask her friends for their impressions of her, as she has to answer the “how would your friends describe you?” thing! I LOVE it all.

  12. Robin Preble says:

    You made me cry, at least a little bit. What a wonderful, wonderful opportunity for your daughter. And I know well the joy you describe that seems to come best through our children. Happy holidays to all of you!

  13. Meg says:

    I am sitting here grinning from ear to ear. I have two DG readers in my house, so I know what it means to be one of THE Discovery Girls. Don’t your children amaze you? Don’t they make you a better person? Don’t you love, love, love seeing them get something they really want and work for? Wow. Your house must be floating ten feet off the ground with all of the cumulative emotion buzzing around. Yay for A!

  14. SHE IS THE PERFECT DG! Congratulations! I’m kind of weepy now, so excited for her, pleased for you, thrilled that this sort of network exists for girls who like to use their brains!

  15. lime says:

    i am so tickled for your girl. what a story of coming full circle. i have no doubt some other young lady who reads this magazine and needs a bit of encouragement will read about your amazing daughter and exclaim,”she is my favorite!” i hope she savors every minute of her time in milwaukee. she’ll make not only friends, but memories that endure. congratulations! she is a remarkable girl 🙂

  16. magpie says:

    Very cool. Very.

    And I think I’ll have to check out the magazine for my 8yo.

  17. I had goosebumps reading this–and it seems like the harbinger of even greater things for your girl. Joy and pride, for sure.

  18. chlost says:

    Oh, that is just so amazingly wonderful! Yes! I love it that the world does sometimes work the way it supposed to…..there is proof in your Girl.
    Congratulations to her, and to your family. A DG does not just happen, she is formed by her family—including a brother with whom she bickers!

  19. Kathryn says:

    I’m smiling. Just smiling. Vicariously loving that feeling that you as her mom must be having.
    Great story and happy ending. *smile*

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