This is my prom picture from May 1989. I can tell you this was not an easy road to get here but certainly worth it. Every girl should feel like Cinderella at least one day in her life. I did.
As most teenage girls do, I searched teen magazines looking for the type of dress I wanted. My mom and I went to Conway one day looking for a dress. Well we went into this little shop and there it was, 'the dress.' It had a ridiculous price tag on it so I said 'let me just try it on for fun.' Well that's all it took, my mom was sold on it.
So now I have the boyfriend and the dress, I'm all set for prom or so I thought. About a month before the big day, I came home from school with a fever. It quickly got worse with each hour that passed. My parents took me to the ER where I was admitted with my first ever episode of pneumonia. They drained A LOT of fluid off my lungs and started me on IV antibiotics. I was in the hospital about 5 days. I can't remember how much school I missed but I think 2-3 weeks. So would I be well enough and strong enough to go to prom? You can bet your bottom dollar on it. It wasn't even a question in my mind.
We had dinner at Steak n Ale and then the prom was at Holiday Inn in W. Little Rock. Even tho I thought I'd win but didn't, I felt like the prom queen that night.
As my friend Twylia says "He didn't promise us an easy life...He promised us help to live it."