I really want to write about the crowning moment, and how I felt when my name was called, but...it is so hard because...well, there are so many emotions felt in that one tiny second that it is almost as if there are no emotions felt at all. Perhaps it is a feeling of disbelief. Although that moment is really happening, and I was right there in it, it felt as though I was not there at all. Right after they called my name, and I was struck with the whirlwind of emotions, i tried to gather myself when I turned and saw Mallory and Jamie walking towards me with things like roses, and a crown, and a sash! Because, those are the things that you get when you win. And I believe I was stuck in awe once again, like, "oh! these things are for me!". I know that this is a very sketchy description, but really, I can't...there just aren't words...I just. Here: I know that I will never feel anything like it ever again in my life. It was a beautiful moment, and even moreso it was humbling.
I woke up on Sunday morning (July 18, 2010) and stared at the ceiling. And smiled. And stared. Looked over at my sash, crown, and big bouquet of white roses...and it still had not hit me that I was Miss Kentucky. It still has not hit me yet. But I'm sure it will hit me soon...or not. Maybe it will never hit me. This is starting to sound a bit abusive. But, you get it :o)
This past week, of being Miss Kentucky has been so lovely. So much more than I could have ever imagined. Besides that fact that I wore my sash almost everywhere I went last week, I feel like people know I'm Miss Kentucky. And that is how I know, I'm Miss Kentucky. Even when I don't have my sash or my crown pin on, I still feel like people know that I'm Miss Kentucky, and even if they don't know I'm Miss Kentucky, they know there is SOMETHING about me. It does not take a crown or a sash or a title for me to have that sparkle about myself. On the contrare, it is the sparkle that got me the crown, the sash, and the title. I feel as though I'm about to start getting all deep and teary over here, so let me wrap it up...
I have said it a thousand times before, and it will be a billion before the year is out, but, I am truly humbled and honored to be your Miss Kentucky 2010, and I will savor every single tiny little moment of it. Thank you all for your support, and your love, and your prayers, and your thoughts.
This entry is dedicated to my loving grandparents, TeTe and Sarge, who were unable to make it to the Miss Kentucky Pageant, but are just as proud of their Little Scooter (thats me), as they always are.
A few snapshots from pageant week and my first week as Miss Kentucky! Who looks cheezier?
This is what happens in the midst of no sleep, too much caffeine, and gas leaks.
Hello little ms. baby goat...I'm Miss Kentucky :o)