8th grade formal.

She gets more gorgeous every day.

She is growing into an amazing woman. She dances 5 times a week, studies hard for straight A’s, gets involved in every school activity imaginable, and still makes time for friends and family. She makes good choices. She is my hero. I am so proud of her.

Jessie and her friends finished up the 8th grade with their first formal dance. I took photos before they left, and it was hard not tearing up behind the lens. My baby girl isn’t such a baby anymore. What a beauty she has become!

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When we picked her up from the dance, we took her and her friends out to eat. There was a large group of other dance-goers at the restaurant as well, making lots of noise and having fun. When one of her friends suggested that maybe they should sit with that group instead, she quietly said (without thinking that I could hear),

“Whatever. I love my mom and dad. I’d rather sit with them any day.”

Sigh.

I am so blessed.

Here’s to growing up. Just a little bit at a time. And never fully letting go. Cheers!

1Comment
  • Sarah
    Posted at 12:38h, 24 May

    Breathtaking photos of a stunning looking young lady! You are truly blessed … And so is she!