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............