Saturday, May 9, 2009

Her last dance

It is just amazing to me how fast time is flying. Four years ago when Mini-me entered her Freshman year of high school I thought had plenty of time before she grew up on me. As I took these pictures tonight I wanted to cry. Prom ... the last big dance of the year. Technically the last big thing before she graduates. Four weeks from today she will be 18. Five short days later she will walk across the stage and accept the diploma she has worked so hard for.
A week ago she came into my room crying and crawled into bed with me and said "I am not ready to be a grown up." I hugged her and told her it would be ok and she would be fine. Tonight I am not ready for her to be a grown up and I think I am needing a hug and someone to tell me that everything will be fine.

The girls before we left to meet with everyone else

Mini-Me and her Boyfriend

Six couples and the single guy

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~e.e. cummings

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Mnemosyne said...

How lovely she looks! I can't even imagine what that is going to feel like when I am taking pictures of Bug's prom...and I know it will be here before I know it. What a beautiful mother/daughter bond you have that she would come to you to tell you that she doesn't want to be a grown up yet. I remember feeling that way and not being able to articulate it.

I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

T said...

Wow. Gorgeous photos! I'd be sad too. But you done good... she's an amazing daughter.

Enjoy your trip, sweetie. You deserve it. ;-)