My daughter attends a Catholic high school. Many of the kids are going as friends to the homecoming dance. The boys are asking the girls to go with them as a friend…they will go in a group and meet for dinner and then go to the dance.
I went to a very small school that did not have homecoming or prom. So, I don’t fully understand the hoopla around this. However, my daughter has not been asked to go, as a friend, to the dance. She is a strong sweet girl, but I know she would like to at least have a nice boy ask her to go as a friend. She is being very matter of fact and open about it, but I sense some hurt.
This seems a minor thing in this day and age with so many people struggling with so many issues. In addition, i know that there will be those who are against homecoming and any type of dating, even as friends. Still, I ask you all for prayers for my daughter.
I think we forget how deeply teens feel and internalize things. I don’t want to overlook the ‘sadness’ she feels as her friends are getting dresses and having their first group outing experience. My hope for her is that a kind truly Catholic young man invites her to go with him as a friend. My prayer also is that all children feel complete and happy this night…with or without a ‘date’. It is SUCH a hard age!
Thanks in advance for any prayers you feel called to send up on her behalf!