Graduating high school students always look forward to their Grand Ball. Ladies would excitedly wait for who would ask them first to the ball. The gentlemen, on the other hand, spend a great deal of time deciding on whom to ask to be their date for the event. As for the parents, they wait with their fingers crossed praying the budget would to be enough!
I remember when my youngest daughter asked my permission to be a friend’s date for their Grand Ball. Seeing how much it meant for her, I agreed. I smile each time I remember how she and her friends searched for the appropriate clothes to wear. In my heart, I know, she’s creating a memory that will last for a lifetime.
I finally got to meet the young man who asked my daughter to his ball. From afar, I was impressed by how he carried himself in his made to measure shirt. I found much comfort in knowing he belongs to a respectable family and happens to be the cousin of my daughter’s bosom friend.
My impression of the young man grew when I accepted their invitation for a cosy dinner. His mother turned out to be a pretty and kind woman. His father looked awesome in a casual made to measure shirt. The young man must have inherited, not just those good genes, but also his father’s love for impeccable made to measure shirts.
Over steak and salad, his mother and I discussed the clothes our children will wear for the big night. She proudly told me how she had purchased a custom bespoke suit for her son. She was gushing with pride as she shared with me the colour and style of the custom bespoke suit.
Knowing how much the affair meant to my daughter, I chose a cocktail dress of deep electric blue to match her escort’s suit. As the young man was quite tall of good body built, I wanted my daughter to look feminine and fragile. After picking the appropriate high heeled shoes, I made reservations to an elite saloon for my daughter’s hair and make-up.
I will never forget the faces of the young man and his family when they fetched my daughter for the Grand Ball. I saw the admiration in their eyes which neared unbelief that a simple young girl is truly a lady. With last minute instructions, I watched them drive away to the Grand Ball’s venue.
It was no surprise to me when I learned around midnight that my daughter and her escort won the “Couple of the Night” award. They truly deserve that award as they have worked hard to prepare for that occasion. Lastly, they deserve it, having parents who would support them all the way!