By sandi | January 28, 2011
This morning as I was showering I was questioned by one sweet little lady about whether or not I could curl her hair for the Girl Scout Father/Daughter dance tonight. It was 6:15 and you could tell she was beyond excited! I knew then it was going to be a long day of them asking when the dance was and if they could get ready yet. I told her to get ready for school and that we would shower and get ready for the dance later this afternoon. She went on her way.
They took showers and I started working one by one on each girl. I was taking their suggestions on how they wanted their hair fixed, this is not how it generally works when they are getting dressed up it is usually my choice for pictures or a family event. Each girl had a particular desire that they had thought about and decided on. It was up to me to create their dream hairdo. Thankfully I pulled it off and everyone was pleased.
While I was curling one girl’s hair another was looking through my jewelry box hoping to find something I would allow them to wear. There was something very intimate about all four of us in the bathroom/closet area.
Annie loves earrings and really wanted to be able to wear some of mine. She asked about a lot of the bigger options but was told no. She finally settled on pearl earrings. Those pearl earrings were a gift from Bill when we were first married. I pulled out two pearl necklaces to match the earrings. She decided on the pearl necklace my Grandmother gave me for my high school graduation.
Kimberly was wearing her blue velvet dress and paired it with sapphire earrings and my sapphire pendant necklace that my parents gave me when I was 16. She really enjoyed wearing them and relishing in the fact that they were mine when I was younger.
Madeline chose to wear a necklace that Grammy gave her for Christmas. It has an angel and Madeline believes that when she wears it Papa can see her. She wanted to make sure he was with her tonight.
Seeing my girls wearing pieces of my jewelry that I adored when I was younger was very sentimental for me. I can’t really explain the emotions I felt as I was putting the earrings through their ears and placing my necklaces around their necks. It was as though things have come full circle.
They looked gorgeous. Each one was so excited for their night out. The Hummer limo arrived at 4:30 to pick them up and they went off on their adventure. I can’t wait to hear how it was for them.