Then we had to pick shoes and our moment was over...because I was reminded that Sieara is a teenage girl. Of course she wanted the shoes with the MOST heel, MOST platform and MOST sequences (aka...stripper shoes). Somehow, they too made her feel like a princess. Every part of my being just thought those shoes were just a little too mature is probably the best way to describe it...but I caved.
Saturday night, Marc and I loaded up to go watch Sieara's homecoming football game...but let's be honest, I think Marc was the only one watching football. FINALLY, it was half time and the moment of truth. There could only be one Homecoming King and Queen.
I'm sad to say that Sieara was not selected as Homecoming Queen...but at that point, it really didn't matter. She had confidently walked out onto the field, smiled and even applauded (with a smile) when they announced the winner. That night was for Sieara. Even though she didn't win, she was willing to take a risk - which I will just tell you, is a big, GI-normus moment in her life. Sieara felt so special and beautiful that night. My hope for her is that she knows, if she doesn't already, that her Heavenly Father thinks she is that special and beautiful every day of her life - Homecoming Queen or not (even though I do have to say Sieara looked MUCH cuter than the winner...just sayin....).
"You are altogether beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way." - Song of Solomon 4:7