Junior Prom

27 May

1981

 

What a spectacular night—then and now.  I remember thinking about how pretty my dress was and planning how much time I would spend curling my hair. And, I loved my blue sandals! Really. 

Thirty years have certainly changed the look, but not the feeling. The girls going to last night’s junior prom looked like they walked right out of glamour magazines. They prepped for hours, but not at home—at salons. They sparkled from head to toe.

This right of passage is timeless and touching. It’s hard to hold a camera steady while tearing up. On my way to take my daughter to the salon, I felt so fortunate to be with her. I realize that we are so lucky to have each other and be able to share these moments. I am lucky to have shared so many of my special events with my mom. Certainly, I wish my mom could be here to see her granddaughter on any ordinary day and especially on days such as this. I can’t even imagine how she would contain herself. Well, actually, I will imagine and that helps create a warm smile. 

Spring time is often prom time and a great opportunity to reflect on the past. Did you go to your prom? Do you have a daughter primping for her prom? What feelings do these memories and moments inspire for you?

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4 Responses to “Junior Prom”

  1. Clare May 27, 2011 at 9:35 pm #

    Shari,
    Your blog is a touching tribute to your mother as well as a lasting legacy for your children. It is beautifully written and wonderfully poignant. I love reading it.

    • Shari Danzig Stein May 28, 2011 at 7:23 am #

      Thanks Clare. That you are reading my blog really means a lot to me!

  2. lori pitkowsky May 28, 2011 at 12:19 am #

    Your daughter… stunning, you… glowing, seeing you both… priceless. xo, lori

    • Shari Danzig Stein May 28, 2011 at 7:26 am #

      Couldn’t have happened without you!!! Thank you!! And, I’m curious–your junior prom?

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