Over the weekend just gone Kira did her Deb with her partner. It was a day that started with smiles, coffee and a very excited teen bouncing around the house singing it was her deb day. I mean literally singing. To later in the day, things going wrong, a sprained ankle for her partner and tears. Tears for her, tears for me to my mum via the phone. I just wanted her day to be perfect and it wasn't happening. But then things turned and the day went to smiles, laughter and photos, [that I took]. A big plus was her partner could still walk and he planned to just push through it to get the dances done and mentioned if he couldn't walk for a week after that, so be it. He wanted to ease Kira's mind, which helped a lot.
Then to the night and my heart was bursting with joy and pride. I couldn't wait to see their dances. When Kira was presented I had tears. I had tears in my eyes watching her do her dances with her partner, that they'd been training for, for over a month. Then I was to dance with Kira for her special person dance. A special person dance is where they pick a friend or family member, often daughter will pick their dad and son their mother. Kira had asked me! I didn't get to do my deb back in the day, because I had Kira. So Kira wanted to ask me to do the special dance with her, at her deb that she got to do because of me. It truly was special to me and I was trying not to cry at the end. I'm not really one for crying, I'm just so proud of this girl and the women she's growing into and how far she's come from her 'dark' days, I truly love her to bits. I also can't get over she's going to be 17 on on the 11th Monday?!