Last week my daughter went to her first homecoming dance. She is a freshman in high school. As a single father it can be challenging raising a daughter. I used to braid her hair for kindergarten but doing hair and makeup for a young woman is a horse of a different color. Fortunately I have some amazing friends. Kathy who is my buddy Doug’s wife and Jen who is my friend Philip’s wife helped me out by taking her to get her dress but I got to be involved because they didn’t have it in her size at the mall they went to so I picked it up at the mall by my job. Later that week Kathy took Lauren to get shoes and on the day of the dance Lauren went to her friend Mikayla’s house and they did each other’s hair and makeup. I am so grateful for the help of good friends and it makes me realize the old adage is true it does take a village to raise a child.
Me and Lauren after the dance
Lauren and Mikayla before the dance
Lauren and Mikayla after the dance
Lauren Mikayla and my buddy Doug’s son Dillon before the dance