We brought gifts and letters for her current teachers but wanted also to bring something sweet and simple for all of the teachers and staff who have nurtured her along the way. The obvious choice: her namesake cookie, the one we serve at all special events like birthdays and baptisms, the madeleine.
As I wrapped each pair of madeleines in cellophane and ribbon, I did so with sincere affection and gratitude for all of the people who helped this little girl:
|first day of school, age 4 months|
grow into this one:
|pre-k graduation, age 5 years|