Best Buddies Prom...

One of the first things that popped into my head when I was told that Sara had Down Syndrome was that she would never go to prom.

I'm sure G-d is having the last laugh on that one since tonight made prom number five for Sara.  Proof yet again that worrying in advance does absolutely nothing but make you look like an idiot when what you wasted time worrying about never ended up happening.

Blinged nails...
 This year's Best Buddies prom theme was Circus.  I know, you probably did what I did and immediately pictured this...

Clowns have always creeped me out- even before Stephen King's It
William's mom and I decided that fancy circus girl who rides the horses & ringmaster sounded better than clowns.

HUGE shout out to the very talented Amanda at our local Kroger florist for designing the perfect boutonniere for Sara's date...

Another shout out to my mom who is the special events wardrobe coordinator in our family :)

Most lovely corsage!

I thought this was the sweetest moment...

Each year I find myself more and more amazed by this little grown up girl who teaches me every day that you should never set the ceiling on what someone will do in their life.  Sara lives big, finds joy in the small things, and savors the good stuff.

Smart girl with limitless possibilities- I'm not worried one little bit.


  1. This is so sweet. Makes my heart smile. Angela @ HickoryTrail

  2. A Princess Circus Girl who rides the horses!! I bet they had tons of fun. Lynda

  3. You are so blessed, a beautiful daughter.

  4. they are such an adorable couple, God is good!

  5. Sniffle... How sweet. Made me all chocked up. As mom of 2 boys, I missed this moment. It's not the same when the little princess isn't yours. She's beautiful!! Darling couple. Luved the nails :-)
    Hugs, Gee

  6. Oh, those pictures are so sweet. Your little girl looked like she was absolutely beaming and I assume your were beaming too as you took the photos.

  7. Looks like they are Best of Buds and I'm sure they had the Best of Time! Great photos! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Trica, How sweet of you to share Sara's prom story! I LOVE that they "dressed the theme"!
    Sara is a vision of loveliness in her Grandmother's couture and her wonderful confidence and self esteem!

  9. What a very sweet couple...living life to the fullest!


  10. How WONDERFUL!! They look great and I'm sure that they had a lovely time. Thanks for sharing this with all of us.


  11. Perfect, this is such a special post. God Bless. Hugs, Marty

  12. Yaaaaaaaaay!!!! Love this! Love them! Love YOU, my sweet T! Hugs, Britt

  13. Five proms? wow. She must really be a good dancer by now.

  14. Okay it brought tears to my eyes. That is so awesome. Priceless
    And impressive - 5 proms!


Thanks so much for popping in. I appreciate all of your lovely comments...Tricia