Thursday, April 8, 2010

Deep Into The Process

College, college, college - I will be soooooooooooo glad to have the decision made and the deposit in.  I will also be so glad when a date for the senior prom is sewn up. So many things up in the air, so much drama, I really can't take it much more.  Where's the reference book for me to read up on how to deal with issues of an 18 year old daughter. Most nights I lay my head down on my pillow and it feels like it will just explode.  My gut tells me everything will be just fine, the heart sometimes feels like it will just break.

The official college count is seven out of seven - however we've narrowed it down to two choices, and we will be revisiting one of them this weekend. A decision will be made by day's end on Saturday.... at least that is what this mom is counting on.

The prom........ why do they make it mandatory to have a date? That's fine for the girls who are "popular" by today's standards but what about those whose self-confidence has taken many hits over the the course of grade school and high school?

It will all work out, I know, but the process of getting there is exhausting. I don't have all of the words of wisdom to give - I didn't date in high school - I had bad skin, braces, and very wavy hair that had a mind of its own. I can't offer advice other than to say it will all work out in the end.... this coming from a girl who wore a dress her mom made to the senior prom!

None of my photos have anything to do with this post but they are colorful and fun glimpses of our Easter Sunday.

It will all work out....... I just may not survive it....


Life with Kaishon said...

Oh no Dot! That sounded stressful just reading about it! I love the pictures. Colleen is SUCH a gem. She is like the prettiest girl in the world. How can she NOT be popular? Poor thing. I hope she gets to go with someone amazing. I am going to pray that she will!

I never got asked ever. All my friends were super pretty. I was popular I think, but boys didn't like me. The college thing has to be unbelievably stressful! I know you will all make it thru!

Matty said...

Been there, done that with the college routine. Trust me Dot, you WILL survive all of this. Before you know it, time will fly and you'll be attending graduation.

uberrhund said...

Awww, Colleen is beautiful tell her so from me! Prom will be but a memory soon enough.
I remember well the college choice deadline Spring...AAHDVGDGGTTTT
Stress!!!! It really WILL all work out and this too shall pass.
Been there , done that,going shopping with our 30 year old daughter tomorrow so we must have all made it through!
Hope other than all this tension things are going well for you.

Anonymous said...

April showers bring May flowers. .........................................

This DVM's Wife's Life said...

You will make it and then it will all be over and then what? You can relax yay!
I love that last shot of your daughter as if to say..."Mom quit taking my picture and finish up my prom plans already!" Have fun and laugh Dot!