Sabi’s Senior Prom

What a difference a year makes!  Last year, Sabrina asked me to help her attend to every detail –  hair, makeup, dress, shoes – a day long beautifying process that was both exhausting and exhilarating, the outcome quite lovely!

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This year, with confidence she said, “My friends are going to help me, just come and take pictures.”

She kept us waiting for awhile; Kurt seized the opportunity to snap a few shots of downtown Hot Springs.

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Just when we thought she may have drowned in a sea of taffeta and mascara, a confident group of young adults, looking as if they had just come from a cover shoot of Vogue, made their way across Fountain Street.

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She, as well as her friends, were absolutely stunning!  But more than that, there was a strength about them that was lacking last year.  Attending a residential high school, they had learned to lean on and give to each other, contributing time, talent, stories, rides, and even a comforting shoulder every now and then; the end result being not only the likelihood of lifelong relationships…

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..but also more self assured individuals…

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…with a little more attitude!

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She shooed us away fairly quickly, which was understandable.  This night was their celebration, not ours.

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However, I did allow myself to bask in that warm feeling of gratitude on the way back to the car!

 

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