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Happy 8th Grade Formal Hayley!
A long story shortened. I met Hayley for the first time at Starbucks today. She was sitting there and looked nervous, with the soft heart I have for young girls because we all know how difficult it is to be a girl with all the teenage pressures I started chatting with her and learned that today was her 8th grade dance and tomorrow she graduates. She pulled out her dress, jewelry and heels and showed them to me! They were stunning just like her! She expressed how nervous she was and that she didn't have any friends to arrive with so I supported her by saying "I was once 14 and I can tell you that if you don't go you will sit at home wondering what would have happened and how much fun it would have been if you did, you might not know many people but this will be a great way to grow as a person" she replied saying I was right, thanked me for the support, went and changed in the Starbucks bathroom and off we went! (I know you shouldn't trust strangers but I couldn't let her walk down the street to her school in 110 degree whether with that long dress and heels) Upon arriving I took this picture so she can always remember how amazing she looked and for her mom to see, and waited with her at her school until she noticed some of her friends! Leaving I waived goodbye (feeling like a big sister) and she had the biggest smile on her face. Moral of the story, love all those around you, even strangers. We never know the support our peers need and what a little bit of uplifting courage can do! God worked through me today to help this young girl out and I hope because of what I did she will pass that onto others and love strangers in just the same way! Side note: she moved from Chicago to Arizona 4 years ago ❤️❤️❤️ #love #support #formal #8thgradedance #beautiful #arizona #arcadia #bigsister #helpthoseinneed #behumble #bekind #god #blessings #spreadlove #encouragement #hayley #congrats