Emma's junior prom was the weekend after her birthday party. It was absolutely the perfect spring day in the Village. She chose a victorian style vintage wedding dress to wear to prom. A unique choice that I wasn't altogether sure of in the beginning but honestly it was the right one for her. It was just so uniquely her. I actually also wore a vintage prom dress to my senior prom. It was my mom's high school prom dress. It barely survived that evening, which is a shame because I'm sure she would have loved to wear it.
Em's favorite tree is this ancient magnolia tree in our favorite little park. I expected this spot to be crammed full of people taking prom pictures and was so relieved to find it empty. Our little hidden gem, although to be fair, the Village has an endless number of picturesque spots to take a photograph.
Honestly. How did we get here? This was her about 5 seconds ago. Right? You guys remember.
Now she's traipsing off to Europe without us, dreaming about going off to college and rarely is spotted at home or at the very least, outside of her room.
It's enough to send a momma spiraling. This spring has been a whirlwind and I'm just trying to catch my breath.
While she would have much preferred a ball and waltzing, I think in the long run she is glad she went.
I wish we could slow down time before she swan dives into her future. Next year is bound to pass even quicker than this year did.