Patti Edmon Altered Attic: My girl

Sunday, April 21, 2013

My girl

I'm posting because, well, I made a commitment to myself that once a week can't be too overwhelming. And, I write this because, well, I am a writer and have the need to express and share. I'm not sure how many people read this but I'm so entirely grateful for every single one of you!

This past week wasn't as much about art as it was creating a beautiful event for my precious daughter who went to her first prom. 


And why, you might wonder, would we go through all of this when Alice couldn't go inside the ballroom? Strobe lights are not her friends and cause fairly severe reactions and what's a prom without strobe lights (grrr).

Because it's about the preparation, really, as anyone who has planned an event knows; the details, the bonding, the dozens of moments that create a gallery of memories that will live on for quite some time. 
They had dinner with two couples, hung out at the Marriott for a while then topped it off with a late-night bonfire. A trooper, my girl is, one who is learning to balance expectations with reality, understanding that hope really is stronger than fear, and disappointment happens, life isn't always fair. But, if we try, don't lose faith, look for the grace and opportunity that inevitably comes from the hard parts, it's always a fascinating adventure. I couldn't be prouder... and if this has given me a slight taste of wedding planning? Well, that will be a different story! 







6 comments:

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

She is so beautiful...it is prom season here too and the young hearts are just what I needed after the week America has had. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Bluefinch said...

Beautiful. Brave. Both of you....
XO
Rachel

Karen said...

So very beautiful xo

~*~Patty S said...

Such gorgeous photos of your beautiful daughter ... life doesn't always go like we hope or plan, but it looks like you all made the best of this ... that dress is so pretty and looks comfortable and flowy and just perfect!
Thank you for sharing these sweet moments!
oxo

CatieAn said...

oh what a beautiful girl! What a proud Mom and rightly so. Thanks for stopping by my blog---we have had company for over a week so haven't been able to get back to you. I have three daughters and yes it is all about the PREPARATION and of course the pictures! Your daughter is so blessed to have you helping her through the rough patches with a chronic illness. It is too bad that someone couldnt have had the strobe lights turned off for just ONe dance!!

Coleen said...

She's beautiful, Patti and I know you had such a time in helping her prepare. These days will be gone in a flash and she'll be out of the nest so enjoy what remains. Both my girls are now married and having babies. Some days I wish I could bring them back home to be like it was.
Thanks for visiting my blog. Following you here now. Hope you'll follow on mine as well.
Blessings, Coleen in Ukraine
www.vintageterrace2.blogspot.com

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