I didn’t get to go to my senior prom. I was in a mental hospital and then got my GED. I did go on later to get my degree in Early Childhood Education and also became a Chaplain. As for senior prom, it did not happen. My attempted suicide put a kink in all of that. I never even really thought about it until my daughter’s Junior year of highschool. My older brother sent my daughter his daughter’s dress, hoping she could wear it. It didn’t fit her. We ended up finding a girl who had no money for her prom dress and gave it to her. For one day though, I wore that dress. I spun around in the living room. My dog, Jess, posed with me in our “Redefining the past” moment where I got to finally wear a prom dress!
Still makes me smile.