Hello everyone! Today, I’m Celebrating Mom! My mom! I hope all you moms out there had a wonderful weekend doing whatever makes you happy. My husband and I took my mom out to lunch, perfume shopping, and did a photo shoot. Her absolute favorite thing in the world is perfume. I think she knows everything there is to know about it, and has more fragrances than any one person should ever have (according to me, LOL). You will never catch my mom not wearing fragrance or nail polish. I honestly don’t remember a day in my life when she didn’t smell good or was without painted nails. She taught me and my two younger sisters to keep ourselves clean and pretty, and she modeled that for us daily.
Inspiration & Impact
My fondest memory of my mom (when I was a child) is hearing her pray in the bathroom every morning. My bedroom was right next to the bathroom and while getting ready for work she never stopped praying the entire time she was in that room. It was her prayer room. I never knew the words she was speaking, but I heard the whispers of prayer to God. I will cherish those whispers always.
One thing my mom taught me is the value of hard work. She worked so hard to take care of me and my sisters. She had to do it all by herself, and she worked many hours, days and nights, to provide for our family. There were times when she didn’t have a vehicle, so she took the bus to work. She did what she had to do, and God protected her. We didn’t have much growing up and she taught us how to make it with what we had. I attribute my hard work ethic to watching my mom hold down a household, work many jobs, and raise three daughters, all on her own.
My mom taught us to have respect for ourselves and other people. I remember her telling me, “Don’t ever think you’re better than anybody else.” I have taught the same to my boys. No matter where you go in life, all people have value. All people want to feel valued and respected.
Thank you, mama, for all you did for me and my sisters. Thank you for your support and encouragement over the years. Most of all, thank you for loving us. You are the mom God blessed me with, and I’m grateful. I love you!
Create the Look
Although this post is more about my mom than the dress I’m wearing, I did post a few close-ups and share the details, just in case anyone is interested.
- Pattern = Vogue 8825 (View B)
- Fabric = ITY Knit (old purchase from JoAnn’s) – Options HERE, HERE, and HERE
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Remember: When you live in your DESIGN, it is from there that God SHINES!
All Photos Courtesy of CEMO!