It is a Friday night and me and my mommy are tucked in bed with sushi next to our side. (Typical us, lol.) Every Friday night since I was in high school, my mother and I have spent this night watching our favorite show, “Say Yes to the Dress”. (When I was a little girl I always wanted to be a wedding dress designer but for now, this will do.) However, tonight a new show popped on or screen called “Say Yes to the Prom.” Of course as a past pageant girl, I don’t care what kind of dress it is. If it is long and has sparkles, I’m all in! But for this show, it is more about the stoning and chiffon.
So if you’re not aware of what this show is about, it is basically a show that chooses a handful of underprivileged young girls who have done well in school and offers them the prom experience of a lifetime. These girls get the full package. They get to choose a gown, have hair and makeup help, and even show off their beautiful personalities and gown choice on the runway. I mean I would certainly do prom all over agin for this! How awesome!
Of course, if you know me, lots of tears came to my eyes as I heard the stories of these young girls. You know, to most of us, we look forward to prom-the gowns, the photo shoots, the nail and hair appointments. However, not every girl has that opportunity or privilege. Actually, most girls can’t drop a grand or two for one night of dressing up and dancing. I think it’s important to recognize this realization and learn to humble ourselves. TLC is giving these girls an opportunity to have the princess feeling that they never thought they would have, that they could have. Most of these girls don’t even have their moms in their lives to experience this moment.
Every girl regardless of their race, weight, or socio-economic status DESVERVES to feel beautiful. They deserve to know that this day, their prom day and everyday that follows it, belongs to them too. They should own it! To all the girls in the world, even when the make up and Sheri Hill dresses come off, not only are you still a princess but you are blessed, brilliant, and beautiful. Thank you to the producers of TLC for helping these girls believe it and as a pageant girl, helping remind me the beauty beneath the gown.
“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.”
Colossians 3: 15