Prom has come and gone. I'd better document it before we get much deeper into May!
Senior Prom was so much fun, and surprisingly more enjoyable than I'd expected! I went with the greatest group ever! We ate dinner, took pictures at Duke Garden's, and danced all night at Prom.
Definitely a memorable night with good friends!
I'm really happy with how my dress turned out. (As predicted, it's a lot different from my original designs). Even though it involved a good amount of seam ripping, stress, late nights, and tears...it was all worth it!
To be honest, if I'd seen my prom dress in a department store, I probably wouldn't have even tried it on. And if I had, I'd never have bought it.
Yet sewing it myself somehow made it the only thing I'd ever want to wear to prom.
The things you make yourself aren't always perfect.
But there's this crazy connection between you and your creation that makes it feel perfect.
Somehow this thing you've made, meticulously designed, worked for, and poured you're heart into, has become part of you.
An extension of yourself.
You're proud to wear it. It doesn't even cross your mind that someone might turn up their nose or notice the flaws. You are proud to call it your own.
Similarly - and perhaps more importantly than sewing - there are people in our lives we are willing to love and call our own. There are people we have had part in "creating", or people who have had part in creating us.
Mothers and fathers have physically created, molded, and assisted growing children.
Teachers who have dedicated time to shape student's minds and futures.
Friends who have helped us see the best in ourselves.
There are so many who you have helped and so many who have strengthen you.
They are a part of you. You are a part of them.
The bonds made between you allow you to look past the flaws, to understand faults, and accept an imperfect person with unconditional love.
Whether it's sewing, art, or relationships, the things you have had part in creating hold undeniable significance.
That's the beauty of creation.