|Just before we left him for the night|
|The girls waiting to fill in their dance cards and be asked to dance|
|Sprucing up the gym|
|i ::LOVE:: this boy|
|In the car...excited!|
Later that night, the parents were invited to come to the dance at 15 minutes 'til 10 to see the last few dances. I watched Jack dance, chat, smile. He was enjoying the girls in his class in the sweetest, most innocent of ways. I love that he danced the last dance with a girl who might not have otherwise been asked. He enjoyed the night and remembered that I told him to have fun with his friends, but be mindful of the girls who need a partner and friend.
|Last dance with a friend|
|Some teachers joining a line dance...Ha!|
He said last year was a little more exciting because "everything was new and he didn't know what to expect". That statement proves again how different we are! New and unknown does not equal excitement for this Mom. I love that it does for Jack! His friends ran up, along with a parent that we respect and know well, and asked if he could go to IHOP. Another Mom friend who was going offered to bring him home. So we came home, put the younger two children to bed, and fell sound asleep. It took the sound of the doorbell to wake us up when he got home at midnight. This sweet boy and his friends and school are every bit a dream come true for me. While not perfect, and I wouldn't expect so, truly IDEAL. I cannot believe we are at this stage in life. But I am deeply grateful for all that the Lord has provided for Jackson and what he is doing in His life! These little steps will amount to big ones, one day.
|At the end of a dance, clapping, and then walking his dance partner back to her seat|
|Another dance with a friend|