I would love to think this next stat isn’t true but alas…it is! A mere 23 years ago, I went to Senior Prom with my friend Michael! OH MY GOSH! Is that right? 23 YEARS????? I remember when I found that dress! I LOVED it; it was the perfect shade of red with just the right amount of sequins! HA! I remember the store in Brookwood where it was purchased! I remember the strap on my dress popping off and mama having to sew it back on before we left the house! Why did it pop off? Because I was trying to pull my dress down because Daddy said it was too short! (Telling me the day of prom was a bit late, right?) I also remember being so thankful it wasn’t raining! I mean…no girl wants to have her dyed-to-match shoes get messed up, right? I still have that red dress! I am sure the shoes are somewhere too! And, of course I still have my memories!
So, what does my 1992 Senior Prom have to do with anything? Especially the flowers girls in my wedding? Well, the little flower girl on the left is my friend Madeline. Madeline was ‘sort of’ my first baby! She is the daughter of one of my best friends, Becca. I loved everything about Madeline! I still do! I loved giving her a bath, babysitting, feeding her, taking her to Chilis for chips and salsa….you name it, I LOVED it! And of course, I LOVED shopping for her! And tomorrow night…is her first PROM! Let me re-read this….its her first PROM! Wow! I have no idea where the time has gone! Somewhere between playing ‘Rockin’ Elmo’ with her in her bedroom and taking her out to eat, she has grown up into one special, and gorgeous, young lady. I am so proud of her and I REALLY, REALLY wish I could be there to watch her get ready, watch her mama shed a tear or two and watch her walk out her front door to make memories she will have for a lifetime!
I Love you, Mad!