"And though she be but little, she is fierce." - Shakespeare
The first time I saw that line I knew it was for Mouse. There are numerous reason we call her Mouse, but the one most everyone sees is her size. She is a small girl. Though her height is finally fitting in with her age group at almost nine she still wears 5T tops and skirts well. She will love those long legs and small bones one day. But today is not that day.
She cries when people ask her how first grade is, my third grader does. But she does it in the quiet of her room. To others she is has Grit. She can keep up with the boys and hold her own in wrestling match. But more importantly she is Fierce for what she thinks is right. And that is something I will always love about her.
Her righteous attitude for injustice, can be comical to the adults in the room. The tears she cries over the poor puppies on TV. Then she will immediately get this look of Grit in her eyes as she tells she will do something one day to save them all.
My little Mouse. My Fierce little Mouse. How you do have true grit. One day you will save them all I have no doubt.