Padgett, 8 years old

Name: Padgett, 8 years old
Submitted by: Her mom
Location: Crozet, VA
What's going on? Her grandmother, with whom she was very close, passed away after a three year battle with cancer this past March. She has not, until very recently, wanted to talk about the loss at all.  Now, when she talks about, the tears do not stop.  She will sob in her bed at night, unable to sleep, because she is so sad.  After going through many of my mom's things lately, I found a beanie bear that she had that is an angel bear.  I gave it to Padgett to sleep with, and she has now taken on craft projects for "Angel Bear".  She is in the process of making clothes for her, she made her a cardboard box home, and is planning on taking her into school for her special share during her birthday week.
What do you love most about this girl? She will read and read and late into the night that she has often gotten into a bit of trouble with Mom and Dad ;)  I also love her thirst for knowledge...she loves to learn new facts...especially about historical people and geography.  And, despite her mother's lack of talent in the kitchen, she loves to cook and bake!  Thankfully, this is a time that she and her father can bond since he also loves to cook.

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