Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Nellie's Prom

Last Friday was Nellie's prom.  She had not decided for definite that she was going until 2 weeks before.  Luckily  it took only two hours in TK Max to find a beautiful dress, one trip to John Lewis for her dancing shoes, new underwear (sucky in pants as we call them) and a home-made fascinator.  She chose to use a vintage handbag and wear her Great Nan Lily's diamante necklace.  She looked beautiful.

I was so proud of her.  Nellie has had a really tricky time.  At the age of 10 she developed Alopecia Aerata  it wasn't too bad and could be disguised.  She also has had severe eczema  since she was born - yes you can be born with eczema.  Her alopecia and eczema became more and more difficult to manage from about the age of 13.  When she was 15 she was diagnosed with an under active thyroid gland and now has to take tablets to control this. Phew - she has had a tough time and it has resulted in her missing lots of time off school. She has never said 'why me' - she is not perfect though and has had a tough time.  At about the time she discovered her thyroid problem her hair was becoming increasingly worse and she decided that she wanted to do something about it.  She now has two 'twigs' as we call them and she wore her new curly one for the prom and it looked fabulous.  Nellie had a super night and was really glad that she went.

Love you Nellie    xxxxx


WinnibriggsHouse said...

It is obvious that Nellie has a really loving mum who supports her come what may. It's bound to give her more confidence and make her want to take part in the fun things in life! She looked beautiful and very happy.

The sewing room said...

WOW she looks beautiful,l hope she had a great time and well done to her l suffer from an under active thyroid so l know what it feels like but she is very young,well done to Nellie. Sending you a big hug.


Kia said...

She looks stunning!!

Carol said...

She looks beautiful, I'm glad she had a wonderful evening.
Carol xx

50 and still trying to be Frugal .... said...

She looks lovely.
You were lucky to find a dress so quickly.

Sally said...

She looks beautiful, glad she had a super night! Wish we'd had proms!

fee @ chipper nelly said...

OOOh please tell Nellie that I too think she looks v beautiful (and glad she didn't miss the ball!)

In our house said pants are known as 'harvest festivals'...all safely gathered in!!!

Kenzie (my mini blogger) also missed tons of school (a whole year earlier on) and, like Nellie is still suffering the repercussions of that - it's tough.
You must be very proud of her
BIG HUGS for nellie (and you can have one too!)
fee ♥

Bee happy said...

Nellie looks beautiful, hope she had a great time.

When you have an illness it does help to be positive and smiley cos there are so many miserable people out there with nothing wrong with them! it annoys me!!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

moleymakes said...

Wow doesn't she look gorgeous!! I hope she had a wonderful time :)

mrs cheese said...

She looks very beautiful!
Hope she had a lovely lovely evening

Anonymous said...

Nellie, you looked beautiful :-) glad you had a lovely time, auntie jen xxX

Hope and Elvis said...

Louise x