It is that time, my daughter to go to her Senior Prom. Children do grow up way too fast. I can remember that I got to go to three proms in my life. When I was a Sophomore, I was invited by a Senior friend and I went with them. I then went to my Junior Prom and also my Senior Prom. It was just last year Amber was at her Junior Prom.
I believe your Senior Prom is narrowing down the gap until you graduate high school. The days are only numbering down until that big day. You graduate and then will soon start college or start working for the rest of your life.
Being a single father with custody, I have not had much money to get her a formal dress, but she does have a very nice dress that my mom got her to wear. But we do get what we need, not what we want. God does always provide our basic needs.
It seems anymore formal dances are very poplar now, you hear about middle schools doing formal dances now. When I was in middle school, we only had a couple dances, but it wasn’t a formal type.
It is usually time to get a form dress, tuxes, limos, boutonniere and corsages. Find out about the history of the corsage.
Just a recap from what I shared last year on Junior Prom blog post.
I feel these are important to share again in this blog post, Senior Prom.
Your children truly do grow up too fast. That is why it is important to keep them instilled in church and Biblical principles in what God want’s for them and how they should live. Honoring your Father and Mother, like in the 10 Commandments. (See Exodus 20:12 | Ephesians 6:2 | Matthew 15:4) and even standards when it comes to dating and purity, True Love Waits.
Plus, the dating stage can be scary for a father toward his daughter. That is why Biblical standards are important to give to your children. Raise a child in the way of the Lord and when they get older they will not depart from it. (See Proverbs 22:6) We must pray over our children for a godly spouse for them. I always tell my daughter and the youth at church, get your school done first. I tell the ladies if the man you are interested in puts God first, he will be good to you. I also tell the guys that if the woman you are interested in puts God first she will be good to you. You must have a Christ-centered relationship. One that has Christ in the picture and each of you must put Him first even before each other.
I ask that you pray for all the youth out there this prom season. I pray for safety for them and for them to make wise Biblical choices. I not only pray for my daughter, her date, my youth at church and their dates, but all youth everywhere going through prom around the world.