Saturday, April 12, 2008

PROM 2008


It's 2am and I am sitting here in the dark with tears of happiness running down my face. Hooch just went to her first prom and came home after a wonderful evening full of memories of a lifetime. It's all you could wish for.

She decided not to go with a date and go with her group of friends. There were 38.

Even though the day was rainy, gray, and cold- it did not dampen any spirits. The afternoon was filled with getting ready- a hair appointment and makeup to do. I know that I'm her mom but she looked stunning.

When she walked out that door, all the horror stories of what happens on prom night come to mind. You say your prayers and put your trust in someone bigger than all of us. She did not have a curfew. It was time to let go alittle and believe in the groundwork that was laid over the past 17 years.

At 1:47am, she walked in the door. She was overflowing with stories from the evening. She truly had memories for a lifetime.

As for me, she just went to bed and I was unable to go back to sleep. She was home safe. The evening was a success. The tears rolled down my cheek as the happiness overcame me. I was definitely a lucky parent on prom night.

Waddling full of emotion............

9 comments:

Kim said...

Not being biased mom, she does look stunning - what cool memories for both of you. I wish I would have went to prom and that it was acceptable back in 82 and 83 to go without a date and just a group of friends!

Fe-lady said...

Beautiful girl! Glad she had a great time and got home safely!

Flo said...

She is beautiful!!! It's so hard and rewarding to watch them grow. Apparently, you done good :)

rocketpants said...

She looks so beautiful! Sounds like she had an awesome night and I'm glad she got home safe and sound.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Wow. She's gorgeous! It's need that she went with a group. I think that would make me way more comfortable as a mom than going with a date.

Don't know how you made it without a curfew though. Even with curfews, I'm a nervous wreck when my kids are out on a weekend night. I think I'm a bit neurotic though. LOL.

Mary Sunshine said...

GOOSEBUMPS here in Cinci.

Your little apple didn't fall far from the beautiful tree.

Sunshine said...

Congratulations Mom!!
What a delightful daughter!

SWTrigal said...

How beautiful! Enjoy these days-they go so fast..

J~Mom said...

OH what a great report from mom! My oldest is only 10 but I hope we have stories as nice as that one!!

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