The simple work homecoming brings all sorts of memories to mind for most.

This year, we created a few more. My daughter is a senior in high school so this year is her last high school homecoming.

The hair, the dress, the shoes, the jewelry, are you starting to feel the stress? It is a lot of planning and fuss to ensure you have the right look for this annual event. It is only second to Prom and possibly your wedding day.

As a mom it brings many challenges. I can honestly say it can be anything from the warmest of blessings and pride to one of exhaustion and frustration.

I am pleased to report that this year was the epitome of fun and excitement. Rarely do you get to see young people dressed up having fun. Last night was that night. The girls looked beautiful and they were so kind to one another. The laughter went on and on. They giggled and truly enjoyed the company of each other.

The parents were beaming as we quickly snapped pictures. The evening was magical. As the girls were warming up for the dance the football team decided to keep things exciting. We won in double overtime.

It was a good, no make that a GREAT night.

I am so grateful for the blessings of parenthood and the energy of young people. We have such a small window of influence in their lives and it’s SO important.


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