She was gorgeous. A bright pink, spaghetti strap dress (just because I can't wear pink doesn't mean no one else can either), and a sparkly, bejewelled tiara on her head, holding back endless dark, bouncy curls.
She was front and center on the stage, obviously because that's exactly where she belonged.
"... if I had wings like a butterfly ..."
"...itsy bitsy spider..."
and of course the Numbers Song.
The best song of all - "Look at me! I'm a miracle! There's no one else quite like me!"
All performed with a shy dignity, and a smile that kept sneaking through. A video of memories included a shot of this Princess posed with one hand on her hip, gazing confidently at the camera, while Sarah McLachlin played in the background.
She's going to be a police officer when she grows up! (The Princess. Not Sarah McLachlin. At least, not that I know of. But I don't really know Sarah McLachlin - I'm sure she has dreams too.)
Afterwards, as we looked for her silhouette on the wall, she turned without warning and pulled me into a hug that only a Princess can give.
Congratulations on your Graduation from kindergarten, Princess!
"When you wake up every day
Please don't throw your dreams away
Hold them close to your heart
'Cause we're all a part"