Letter to the Editor From My Son
Margaret Meece is running for District Clerk in the upcoming election. I would like to take a moment to share with you who she is, both to me as my mother and to you as an elected official.
My mother is one of the most inspirational rocks in my life. From early on she always pushed me. She taught me to set goals and how to fight to achieve them. I was never alone; she was always someone I could share any problem I had with. Margaret was also really good at knowing when she needed to help me and whether she needed to get involved in it herself or provide me the encouragement or support to succeed. Whether it was a problem with school, a mistake I had made (and I made some pretty good ones in my time) or something I wanted, needed to achieve, Margaret was always there.
These teachings set me for the grown up world. These tools not only gave me the ability to achieve any goal I set, but also to keep my head up when things don’t go my way. To not only learn from my failures but to use them to achieve a victory. There have been several instances where I felt like my world was falling apart, and I couldn’t possibly overcome them. Thanks to the guidance of my mother I can look back on those instances today and I can appreciate them. So much so, I wouldn’t skip those parts of my life if I was given the opportunity. I wouldn’t be who I am today if I hadn’t suffered and succeeded. It’s the hard times that define you, how you deal with them and overcome them. That is what my mother gave me, and it’s a priceless gift.
Margaret Meece has also long been a rock for this community. I didn’t realize it when it was actually happening because I was too young, but looking back now this is probably the best definition of who Margaret is, and why I believe God molded her specifically for public office. My mother worked hard to become a lawyer. It wasn’t easy, she finished school with me. I can remember playing on the floor and seeing her punch information into the green screen computer as a kid. She juggled a law degree and me like it was nothing. I remember when she graduated and how happy she was. I also remember moving from Waco to Bryan/College Station and how proud she was that she was going to be a Lawyer. I remember the first couple of months, maybe even a year how happy she was. That didn’t last for long though. She stopped coming home happy with her job, and her victories became less and less common for discussion at the dinner table. Then one day, she told me that she was going to start her own law firm, and soon after the joy in her eyes came back when she would come home from a long day’s work, and she worked really hard. I remember her telling me that she wanted to be able to help people that really needed her help. I had no idea what that meant at the time, but later I realized. She worked for a big firm. She answered to someone else, and that means if someone was late on a payment, or just simply couldn’t afford it she was forced to turn them away. That stopped when she started working for herself. She wanted to make a difference, not a fortune. She cares about people. Her heart is as big as they come; it’s full of love, and charity and a little more love. As a mother she always supported me, as a lawyer she has always stood up for people. Margaret Meece is running for the District Clerk position, because that is where she belongs. Serving you, the Bryan/College Station community, is exactly what God built her to do.
~ Ryan Kohn
Vote for my mom, Margaret Meece for District Clerk. Vote Meece!