Monday, April 26, 2010

Taylor at the Prom

This is Taylor's Senior year. So, I decided she should attend the prom. Now Taylor is very close to her friend Eric who is in her class. They hold hands and get excited to see each other every day.

They have this sweet, innocent relationship that defies explaining. Taylor has only had one other person that she has been that close friends with and that was back in Georgia and her name was Katie. Taylor would always sign "friend" when you asked who Katie was.


Okay, so I called up Eric's mom and asked if she thought Eric might be okay going to the prom with Taylor. She loved the idea. Unfortunately, Taylor is not your typical prom dress type of girl. I had to find one that was comfortable for her and something she would wear. I think I did good.


She really seemed to have a lot of fun. We even had their picture taken professionally at the prom, just like all the other kids. There might have been a twinge of sadness, wishing that Taylor could have been one of the "typical" girls, all dressed up with a date picking her up from the house. But just looking at the smile on her face took away any sadness that I was feeling.

There were quite a few of the typical teens that came over and told Taylor how pretty she looked. It's nice to know that there are some really neat kids at Taylor's school who are kind and compassionate.


Anyway, I just wanted to share a picture of Taylor and her date, Eric at the Jr/Sr Prom. Next, it's graduation time. *sighs*


10 comments:

Kathy said...

Thanks for sharing. What a beautiful night for Taylor and her friend. Will you be posting a photo? Taylor is very pretty.

Robin in Montana said...

That is so sweet, Dawn! I'm glad she had a good time, and you are a great mom for thinking of doing that for her. :-)

Becca said...

Making me teary-eyed again. Absolutely beautiful! I'm so glad Taylor got to go to the prom with her friend, and so glad she enjoyed herself. What an amazing night!

tumbleweedgirl said...

dawn

what a sweet moment. i am glad you made it happen for her, for you, for eric's mom and him too.

i wish you many more sweet, happy taylor moments this year.

Alicia said...

Awesome! I just love the look on both Taylor's and Eric's faces. They are having a blast! Taylor looks so pretty in her dress. I am glad they had a great time!

Kathy said...

Today I see the picture. So heartwarming to see the joy. Taylor's dress and little sweater is very pretty on her and it's easy to see she feels pretty special.

The Sandgroper said...

Such a gorgeous photo Dawn, Taylor and Eric look so happy.

Heather said...

What a wonderful time for your sweetheart and her friend! The picture captures such a look of joy!

Karen said...

Dawn what a sweet thing you did for Taylor and Eric - I am so glad you shared - the stories like that really warm my heart, its simple things in life that make "life" what it is meant to be - and things like Taylor going to the prom with her friend, that is what life is all about! Hugs to you!

Darkwing DuCK said...

Dawn,
I'm so touched by your writing, and your love for Taylor.