Monday, May 21, 2012
A SPECIAL NIGHT for a SPECIAL BOY
2012 JR. SR. PROM
It couldn't of been more perfect. And all because of this sweet young lady who wouldn't have it any other way.
On his cherished wizard lawnmover, other wise known as old betsy!
And instead of throttle down, he did throttle up!
But no problem.....just a little backfire and smoke!!!!
Being a gentleman and helping her off :)
Morgan showing him how to escort her. (we practiced this but he was kinda nervous and forgot.)
Now introducing.....Cole Lawrence and Morgan Hendrix
(and my heart at this point was busting with pride:) )
The theme of the prom was "The Roaring 20's". After their meal they had a DJ there and they danced the night away!! I was told that Cole did not sit out even one dance! He loved it and told me as we were leaving, "man mom, I partied my butt off!"
And I'm guessing he did cause he hasn't stop complaining about his legs hurting since we got home Sat. night and this is Monday!
This is Rylie, our baby girl, and she wasn't just real happy about having to wear this attire but I thought all the girls looked cute. She is a sophmore and their job was to serve the food and help out where needed. And I felt better knowing that Rylie was there just in case Cole needed her or she needed to call me to come sooner than I had planned. But thank you Lord, there was no need for a phone call. Cole had the time of his life and handled everything very well I was told. All the kids made him truely a part of this prom. His teachers were wonderful and even invited us to attend, but I knew he would be better without me there.(why are your kids always better for someone else???) Anyway, it was really a special night. And I told my oldest daughter, while filling a bucket with all the tears I was cryin, that for just a few minutes......it was like all his special needs were taken away and he was just a normal young man headed out for a night of fun with his date and all his friends.
And then the fog cleared, and there was my boy. My shining star. My guiding light.
Very seldom do I use that word......normal. I really don't like it. I'm not even sure what the heck "normal" means.
But if it means trying to change this boy so that he "fits in"......
then I want no part of it.
Nope, we'll keep him just the way God made him.
We'll take all his "
needs specialties"......the ability to see the unseen and hear the unspoken, the gift of perseverance, the ability to enjoy the simplest of simple, the art of knowing NO GREY AREAS.....it either is or it isn't, the confidence to say whats on his mind and heart(yes whether good or bad) and the beauty and insight he has of heaven and his fearlessness to express and share this gift with anyone, anytime and/or anywhere he feels the need.
Yes sir, the way I see it, his special
needs abilities have taught me, and others, many valuable lessons, and I think if we were all more like Cole, this old world would be a much better place to live in.
I LOVE YOU COLE LAWRENCE TO THE STARS AND BACK.
(and he says, "one time or twice times?")
OOOOOOH, TWICE MY LOVE, TWICE.