This post was supposed to be written and published last week, but because between final projects and getting caught up on sleep, I totally didn't make time for it! Happy to say that things have calmed down around here, though, and I can finally get back to sharing my heart here. :) Lots of good things scheduled this week!
Prom was last Saturday (May 11th) and I had the best time! On the Thursday night before, I decided to go for a 2 1/2 mile run because I was feeling pretty well (except for...ya know...the flare up I was in). I wanted to get one last workout in before prom and I'd been so busy that I hadn't run in almost a week. So, I went for it. And when I got home, my knees, ankles, and shins swelled up. HUGE. My arthritis was in all of its glory. I cried a lot that night because I thought it meant I'd be miserable for prom, but God worked an amazing, amazing miracle in my body because I woke up Saturday morning feeling better than ever! God knows how much I love to dance and I KNOW that He knew I just needed to be "Kenzie" for a night... Not "Kenzie with arthritis."
(DISCLAIMER: Prepare for a complete photo dump!)
I got my hair done by my incredible hair stylist Saturday morning. It was amazing to say the least...I LOVED how blonde it looked and how full it was. :)
My youth mentor Amelia did my makeup afterwards (picture below, could NOT live without her...) and I basically got the rest of me ready in 10 minutes! Crazy how fast the day flew!
My date was a good guy friend. You can read about how he asked me here. He's super thoughtful and we had so much fun together! Plus, he cleans up pretty gooooooood. ;)
Obviously, we took loads of pictures before going anywhere...
Then we met up with friends for more pictures! Of course!
We did all the prom stuff, too...went out for dinner, hung out, took more pictures... etc. etc.! :)
My school does something called grand march where you and your date get introduced and all of the parents/families come watch! Pictures of the big debut below! ;)
After grand march, more pictures...
And then the dance started! You tell me who was having the most fun... ;) HA!
Afterwards, we went to a friends for a bonfire. It was great to just hang out and enjoy the gorgeous weather. :) I can't believe it's all over! So crazy how fast everything flew.
I'm so thankful that God gave me a day to be KENZIE in all of her glory. I danced my assets off, laughed way too much, and only took 2 pain pills along with my daily steroid. I went to bed that night with the biggest smile on my face. :)