You know the line, "It takes a village to raise a child"? Well, for prom last night, it took a village to dress this child. My independent 17 year old daughter decided she wanted to rent a dress online and found one she felt was perfect. She ordered it and then life went on. My son came home from college, he and my husband are job hunting, I continued working to finish a big commission; long story short, we forgot to notice when the dress didn't arrive. In our town, prom is held the Thursday before Memorial Day and the dress should have been here on Monday. However, Wednesday afternoon about 5 pm, my daughter came out to the studio and asked if she should be worried that her dress hadn't arrived. We called the rental place but no one answered. Because Abby seemed pretty relaxed, I tried to suppress my own panic. In order to have a "Plan B," I told her I would reach out to a friend whose daughter had loaned us a dress about 5 years ago. In an example of the kindness of people in a small town and the good of social media, she reached out to a few other people and by noon the next day, we had a dozen "Plan B" dresses.This stunning dress my daughter selected was a perfect fit and reminded me of how often people are truly kind for no other reason but because they can be.