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#Lifetimelove Dear Madelynn


Dear Madelynn,

I know sometimes it may be hard to believe but I was once a kid too.  I want to share with you one of the most embarrassing moments of my youth.    One day after school in 5th grade I was with my best friend at the time along with a boy I had the hugest crush on.  We were walking and talking and began going down stairs to get to the buses.  It is important to note that this was the 1990s and I was wearing these chunky platform sandals.  Anyways as we got ready to go down the last flight of stairs those chunky sandals betrayed me and I took a tumble falling all the way down the stairs, in front of the boy I liked.  I remember lying at the bottom of the stairs mortified with that boy looking over me asking if I was alright.  All I could do was cry because I was so embarrassed.  The boy helped me up and for a while afterward I avoided him.  If he had any interest in me I pretty much sabotaged it because I could not get over what I thought was this huge embarrassing incident. 

Why am I telling you this?  I am sharing this because I want you to know that there will be a time in your life that you feel you are going to die from embarrassment.  Pretty much every embarrassing moment in your teenage years will feel like that, no lie.  Don’t let that take the wind from your sails.  Don’t let one small thing make you miss out on an opportunity for greatness.    

If there is anything I wish for you as you grow up, it is for you to be confident and always know you are loved more than you can imagine.  Always remember you are beautiful, you are smart and you are good enough.

I love you my sweet baby angel.

Love Always,





Amanda Schrader is a wife, mother and career woman who blogs about her life and weight loss journey at Assignment Amanda

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Goal Digger who loves to tell a story. I am a visual designer who also happens to be a wife, mother, and friend....sometimes all at once. Editor in Chief of Kokoa and Best Friends with God. I am originally from Charleston, SC (geechee) but reside outside of Atlanta, GA. I believe that everything happens for a reason and we all make a choice for the way our lives are lived.


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  • Awww that was sweet. I remember coming back to school from an eye appt in 9th grade. I was the new kid – didn’t really have friends yet so it must have been within the first few days of school. Anyway my pupils were dilated so I couldn’t see that well. When we had lunch I was out in the courtyard and I couldn’t see a thing, really squinting like Steve Erkel without his glasses. On top of that look, I walk into somebody and their Hawaiian Punch splashed all over me. I had to walk around all day with red drink stains on my light gray pants. It was definitely a highlight for embarrassment in high school. But I got past that and it was nothing anyone ever remember except for me.
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