Monday, September 15, 2008

The dress

The wonderful thing about clothes that fit, is that when you move, they move. They don't go up when you reach up, and get caught on something (most likely, excess you) when you put your arms down.

I loved this dress the minute I saw it. I bought it to wear to my daughter's wedding... perfect day, pefect dress, wonderful memories.

But this lovely dress has been packed away for a few years... seems the dress stayed the same, but I changed. First, it stopped moving when I moved. Then, I couldn't move in it. So, surrendering to the battle of the bulge(s), I carefully folded the beloved dress and packed it away in the cedar chest.

It makes me laugh when I meet people that I haven't seen in ages who say, "you haven't changed a bit!" They don't know about the dress... and I'm not going to tell!

Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing. Psalm 92:13,14

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The Fenske Family said...

Beautiful dress... whose wedding was this for? Nice that you're keeping it in your cedar chest.

GirlGriot said...

What a beautiful dress! I'll bet you looked wonderful in it. It's such a great color. I've got a few old favorites packed away, too ... but I make sure to cultivate current favorites, too, like the embroidered white gauze sundress I made for myself last summer that continued to be a hit this summer!

Stacey: Two Writing Teachers said...

There are certainly many items in my closet like this.