Sunday, April 19, 2009

Prom 2009

Another prom has come and gone. My son, a junior, enjoyed the festivities for the first time with his beautiful date - a girl whom we love - and my daughter came back to accompany a friend whom we also hold very close to our family. His lovely and dear twin sister and her date joined in as well.
The preparations were many, including these five foot cards I drew for the backdrop. Several kids helped me paint them; a task I could never have completed by myself in those last two days.

As dates arrived, hairstyles were sprayed and finery completed, the photos began:














































Then it was time for a walk down the "red carpet" and photos in the limo...

These years have flown by and that little boy and girl of times past have grown up so quickly. I know my time of holding them close in this way is growing fewer, and though their future prospects invite wonderful anticipation, I can't help but be a bit melancholy for those days when time stretched endlessly and gloriously before us.











To my beautiful daughter and handsome son, I'm proud of you in so many ways and for so many reasons. May the doors continue to open up for you as you walk through this life, and may the love you hold on this special day continue to embrace you in the road that lies ahead.





6 comments:

srp said...

How exciting for you and your kids! And to have your daughter back home. I find that now, since Nyssa has graduated from college and is much farther away from home.. the time between visits and calls grows longer. I expected this and know it is normal.. but it is hard, hard, hard... to let go. Enjoy them!

John said...

My 'baby' daughter turned 22 today, so I can sincerely sympathize with your want to slow life down. Your kids are lucky to have a mom that values them as you do.

Mrs. Salty said...

I imagine you had so much fun decorating and setting up for the Prom and taking photos of your son and daughter! Everyone looks great! The guy wearing sneakers with his Tux is making his own kind of statement. :)

Lori said...

Yes, the guy with those brand new sneakers is my son. And that's one of the things I love about him!

Mike said...

I like the sneakers look. Everyone looks great.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Lori, WOW---what gorgeous children you have... How Neat----I remember those days when my sons went to the Prom. Special Times!!!! Thanks for sharing your pictures.
Hugs,
Betsy