Maddie performed in her first piano competition yesterday and won second place. It was a very difficult competition and there were many fantastic performers. Maddie is musically talented, and I don't use that term lightly. I've taught piano for over 20 years so I kind of have an idea what I'm talking about. She internalizes the music and plays with such artistry for one so young. Each time she performs I offer a silent prayer that the arthritis will never get to her hands and wrists. Lord, give her that at least.