Sunday, 4 May 2014

thank you for the dance

Until a few days ago, I had never been to a high school dance for a variety of reasons, including I wasn't really allowed to, I was afraid to go, I didn't know how to dance (that hasn't changed immensely), and I was too self-conscious. But a couple months ago I picked up a dress for $4 at the thrift store, and my mom commented that I could go to one of the local homeschool dances if I wanted to so that I could wear the dress I bought. (I actually didn't end up wearing that dress, but I wore another thrift store dress that my mom and I found together!)

So here I am!

Thank you, R., K., M., and A. for hanging out before the dance and for the Chick-Fil-A! ;) And thank you to my buddies who "forced" me to dance even though I probably looked ridiculous... (and for helping me out during a group dance by saying, "Go to the left! Now!") and to the girlies who hid in the bathroom with me when Call Me Maybe and What Does the Fox Say came on... and for telling me I'm beautiful whether my shawl covers up the scar on my arm or not... and thanks to my musical-loving girlfriend who walked up and requested so many musical songs that eventually the DJ was forced to explain that musical songs didn't really fit the style of the dance... and to the young man who danced with me even though he had to coach me the whole way through...

Thanks for letting me feel like an average homeschooling teenage girl for a night. Thanks so much for the fun night full of laughter, photos, re-connecting with old friends, and making new memories with "old" friends... 

This was my first and last high school dance. Thanks for making it a good one. <3



  1. Klarabelle, you are beautiful! I'm so glad to hear you had a lovely time<3


  2. You look gorgeous, Kara! :D
    I've only been to one dance...a WWII era dance, which was quite fun!

    1. Thanks so much, Elizabeth! A WWII era dance sounds really neat!

  3. You are absolutely gorgeous!!

  4. You're looking darling, my dear. That sounded like so much fun.
    p.s. You haven't been gone and neither have I, but I've missed you all the same! <3

    1. Madeline!!! Thanks so much dear! And it's great to hear from you again - I've missed you too! I'll send you a mail-e. :)


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