Building a Family of Faith
Faith in our family begins with trusting our Heavenly Father and His promises. We press forward despite challenges, never giving up on ourselves or our children. We teach our family to have faith in Christ by living what we know to be true. Our children learn their most powerful lessons from our faithfulness.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

My First Prom As a Mother

WELL! It's official, I am OLD! When did my children grow up???It seems like just yesterday Jonathon was bringing me piles of dandelions from the yard because the primary song says"I often go walking in meadows of clover. And I gather arms full of blossoms of blue" so my son made a point to bring me every kind of anything, that looked to him, a beautiful flower. Now he would rather buy flowers for PROM and they aren't for me!!!

Jon decided to ask Casey Schafer to prom. Most people would see this as a small challenge but our situation was slightly different. While Casey lived here in town for many years, she now lives about 3 hours away. So there was a lot of things that could make his asking a HUGE disappointment.

Well, she said yes and I am truly thankful to her brother who drove her here, helping eliminating one of those hurdles. I am sure he had better things to do, I think there may have been a monetary bribe, but he still rose to the occasion and I dub Corban, AMAZING BIG BROTHER!

My grandfather let us take some pictures at his beautiful house. These kids are so funny! Casey is a ball of energy and I think that Jonathon enjoys not knowing what she might do next. They had a great start to a fun evening.

As you can see, They enjoyed playing with the camera while waiting for their dinner reservations to be ready. They even stopped by the youth church dance to say hi to all their friends. All decked out for prom and everyone else in jeans! The kids all loved seeing them.
(Side note... I have never been so lost as I was the day we went to pick out a tux. I thought picking out a dress was the hardest thing about prom but we were both thoroughly lost and confused at the sight of all the different tuxes. As you can see... we did alright!)
They met up with Jon's friends at the prom. Every one of his friends, thoroughly enjoyed meeting and getting to know Casey. They have all decided that when she comes to town in the summer, they all have to get together.
The dance was fun and they had a great time. They stopped by the house and changed into comfortable jeans and went to a friends house for about an hour. They wanted to stay out later, but I said he had a lot of fun, she needs to go home, and you have to wake up early for church in the morning. He agreed, mostly.
So, yes, I am old. I miss my babies, and sometimes I miss my youth. I don't want to relive my youth but I would love to hold my babies just one more time. They grow up so fast and I can't believe it. I feel like I missed EVERYTHING! Life doesn't slow down and watching my kids live it with so much energy and enthusiasm is wonderful. It is becoming their time. What a blessing it is to be able to watch it happen!