Not much preparations were made — but I believe she emerged beautifully, although still a bit shy and awkward, but she managed to walk with grace (but not literally, because I knew that after a few hours, she had difficulty walking — what with the high-heeled shoes that I bought for her!).
Although the parents and guardians were only allowed until the time the participants entered the venue, I had witnessed so much to be able to say that the affair was well-organized, and that the organizers did a great job. But I always credit her school for coming up with well-organized event, be it recognition day, graduation, or first communion.
When her Dad and I picked her up, she wasn’t still ready to leave yet — as with all the rest of them. The parents were wondering how could they all spend the night together and still didn’t want to go home even if it was past midnight already? Well, teenagers! They simply couldn’t get enough of each other’s company! And Izah was still all too ready for more photo shoots, as if she didn’t get tired. It was only when she was in the car that she felt the urge to sleep. That was when we knew she really enjoyed herself.