Congratulations and Good Luck to Our Daughter!!!
Eva was incredibly excited. This is something she has wanted to do for a long time. When we arrived at the interview, her nerves started getting the better of her, but her new pageant coach Jen was able to help her calm down and she completed the interview alongside about 20 other girls in her age division. She was even able to try on the crown and sash. She left the interview with more confidence than I had ever seen her have before.
The pageant director said it would take up to a week to find out if Eva was a State Finalist, or if she would be invited back to try again next year. Every single one of the next seven days saw the both of us scrambling to answer the phone and rushing to check the mail.
Monday night, a letter finally arrived. Mixed in with a newspaper, it was almost tossed out. There was no way I was going to tell her what the letter said without Jen. So we planned a little surprise for her at school :)
Here is a hastily put together video of her journey (so far) on the way to National American Miss 2015 Miss Missouri Pre-Teen!!
Congratulations Sweet Heart!!! We are so proud of you and we can't wait to see you walk across that stage!!!