I have so much to catch up on!!
This weekend was a doozy, but in a fun way. A Jr. High dance, an art show in San Juan Capistrano (again), a sweet Mother's day...
Let's start with the dance.
I have posted other pictures of Miss Brenna at her dances with her support group. But this one. Well, this one was from her school. Yup. The big Junior High Dance. The one in the gymnasium. The much anticipated, talked about, dramatized dance. You remember. THE Dance. Yep. That's the one. The one that Brenna calmly over dinner one night before The dance said to me, "Mom, I hope you don't mind, but I'm thinking I'm not going to wear my dress to The dance."
Apparently, this was not a highly dramatized dance in Benna's mind. But we did convince her she needed to wear the dress!
I think it was worth it, don't you?
What is it for me about sending her to a jr. high dance? She had an absolute blast. She was among the first dancing as soon as she walked in the door.
They all squeal when they see each other.
She has friends from every corner of this school.
I know. So stinking cute.
As a Mom, I had so many thoughts and emotions running through my head. It is her last year at this school. She is a big 8th grader now. What will happen next year, in high school? Will she still feel connected? Will there be more dances? Where will her place be? Will there be community in high school like there is here?
This sweet girl knows she is loved and accepted. She is secure in who she is. These thoughts about the future are my own. They are based on my past experiences, or my eldest daughter's experiences. They come from places that I know of, not Brenna. I need to let Brenna have her very own experiences, in her own way, with her own thoughts.
I guess, once again, she is showing me that I need to follow her lead.