Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Prom, jealousy & pride

About a week ago, Songbird went to the junior/senior prom. I still can't believe that I am old enough to have a child going to prom. I mean, didn't I just go to MY prom?

It was a lot of fun getting her ready. Trying on dresses, picking out shoes. Hair, makeup, corsage. I don't remember there being all that much to take care of, but it was 25 years ago. Clearly my memory is fading.

One of the most special moments of her prom was just before she was getting ready to leave. Songbird decided she was just going to meet up with friends at the prom. The Mayor decided he wanted to make sure she had at least 1 dance.

As she came out of her room looking stunning, he asked her to dance.

Not just any dance.... but to "Cinderella" by Steven Curtis Chapman.

Ladies, if I didn't love my husband before.... he certainly managed to capture my heart all over again.

There we were in our kitchen, watching daddy and daughter dance and I had a pang of jealousy. Jealousy because my daughter was getting the relationship with her father that I had always longed for with mine. Soon my jealousy passed and I swelled with pride. My husband was being the father that God has called him to be. I can't ask for anything more. In that very moment, I was so happy for my daughter because she was experiencing a little piece of Heaven.

Many blessings,

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