This post has been churning in me for a week now. I've been tossing back and forth whether I should write it or not. I mean it would be really easy to just let this little thing go because after all if I don't write it, no one will ever really know right? Well no one except me and then I start to feel convicted, because while I may not divulge every little private thing on the 'ole blog, I do want to stay real and honest.
And then I go to my friend, Barb's blog, and right there in Sunday Meaderings, what is she discussing but honesty. And how she's going to answer some questions that were asked in her "Ask me" post even though they may be a bit difficult and out of her comfort zone. Sheesh. I don't need to be hit on the head twice. That was a devotional directly for me.
So remember this post? About the grad dress? Well, things have changed a touch. Now everything I wrote about my girl still holds true. She didn't and doesn't want me to spend a ton of money on a dress, she wanted something simple, she's still very considerate of my budget. But here's the scoop. When Grandma found out we'd already looked for a dress, she had wanted to give money toward it. And she was quite disappointed that Kay had not even tried on a long dress. Part of the grad experience to her was the girls being in long dresses. So to humour her grandmother (and, in part, me) Kay agreed to go try on some long dresses last week. And lo and behold, once she put a few on, she actually found one she really liked. Still simple, but beautiful, and definitely more on the grad and prom side rather than a fancy everyday kind of dress like the short one was. And guess what? God is so good. The day we went, the manager put every dress in the store on for half price, and the dress that Kay loved still ended up being an incredible price. So the whole thing came to not much more than the short cocktail dress. So when she put in on for Grandma, the happy smile, tears in the eyes and hugs from Grandma made the change worth it. And in the long run, I think Kay is really pleased Grandma and me pushed her to try some long gowns on. All her friends are ending up in long dresses. And let me tell you, they are paying a lot more then Kay did. And she'll still end up being gorgeous.
So here's a pic from the store. She had about 3 people talking to her at once here so she's got a bit of a funny look on her face. And ignore the b*ra straps. They won't be there the night of grad. She might put the spaghetti straps that come with the dress on. She hasn't decided yet. I'll post better pics come grad time.
So there you have it. I don't quite know why I struggled so much to write of this little change of our dress plans. It's not like it was some life altering bit of deception that I was hiding in the background. You all had left such nice comments on the last dress post and by not saying anything, I totally felt like I was being deceptive, but on the same token, I didn't want you all to think we were doing something which turned out we weren't.
Does this make any sense? Are you all still talking to me?