Monday, April 23, 2012

Prom Team 2012

I have tons of work to get done for my paying job (don't get me started on all the laundry piling up), so I only have a quick moment to post.  My sisters (C and S) and I had a great time getting E ready for prom.  These moments can be so bittersweet, but having my sisters with me to help and just love on E made a huge difference. 

It was a hard lesson to learn, but I've finally realized that lowering the walls and letting go of some of the control has made all of the difference with her.  She needs and deserves all of our love and support.  Yes, there are still moments where my family steps over the line, but those are becoming less frequent as our situation becomes more permanent in everyone's mind.  I've also become better and laying down the law when needed rather than stewing in silence.  Push comes to shove, I'm in charge and have to deal with all of her teenage drama and high maintenance tendencies. Having a bit of help with some of the big things, though, shores me up, stripping away all of the messy drama, and simply allows all of our love for this special girl and each other shine through.


  1. Oh, what a wonderful picture! Thank you for sharing, that made my night.

  2. Wow, it looks like a really special time and E looks so pretty! Glad that you feel things are moving in a better direction. It is hard to loosen up our controlling grip, isn't it? Good for you for finding some balance.

  3. I love that your sisters and you all surrounded E with love while she got ready for prom. Love it. I hope she had a fabulous time!

  4. What a beautiful beautiful photo. What a treasured memory you all made for E as you came together to surround her with love and joy as she prepared for such an exciting evening.

    We were talking in Bible study last night about just how hard it *is* to cede control, so I applaud you in doing so--even a little bit.