Back in the fall we had ventured downtown to look for formal dresses and discovered that modest dresses are just as hard to find in Turkey as they are in the states. So for prom we went a different route. We had her dress made. From a sketch and a set of measurements, a tiny little Turkish dress fairy named Aysha made Delaney this beautiful dress.
So did Delaney's evening live up to her expectations? Yes and no. She had a great time with her girlfriends getting dressed up and taking pictures. The decorations and party favors at the prom were great as was the included dinner. Did she get swept off her feet and dance the night away with Prince Charming? No. (And I'm okay with that.) Sometimes the point of the evening is just to dress up and have fun with your girlfriends. Because high school boys are still just high school boys.
Did you notice something unique about her dress? And it wasn't just among her group of friends. She was the only girl in the entire school whose shoulders, back and chest were covered. And while I'm not attacking anyone else's standards, I will stand up for my own. And I will say that I'm so proud of my daughter for choosing to maintain those standards. She chose this dress design. I admit that I may be a bit biased, but I thought she was the prettiest girl there.