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Celebrating Mom!

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!


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Anita Morris

Anita is the Author of STEP Into It, Overcoming Trials That Lead To Purpose. She is also an Online Sewing Instructor for beginner sewists. She is passionate about helping women to step into their purpose by walking in the calling on their lives. She hosts a popular YouTube channel where she helps women to become confident in their sewing skills.

This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. Lazonia Cooper

    Lovely moment with your Mom. Thanks for sharing and love your dress as well as shoe choice .

  2. Florence Brown

    Hi Ms. Anita! I know I’m late but I am elated to see that you’ve started a blog. I always look forward to your posts in the Facebook group and now I have somewhere else to lurk;). You truly are an inspiration and as I’ve stated before, definitely a classy LADY. Its obvious you have your mom to thank for that. Great post and I look forward to more. I love your motto; I need that on a t-shirt:-) Stay encouraged and I pray that God will continue to bless you as you walk in your design.

    1. Anita Morris

      Hey Florence! I’m so glad you found the Blog. Thanks for the encouraging words.

      FYI: The t-shirts are already in the plan. Yes, ma’am! I already have a guy to design them for me and everything. I’m SOOOO excited!!!

      Thank you for the blessing! I receive it! I receive it!

  3. Vicki

    Thank you for your post. You two ladies look FABULOUS! My mom instilled the same values in me as your mother did with her daughters. People have value and deserve respect.

    I like when you shared how your got her dance on. It reminds me of a video my father captured when my mom was dancing in her front yard. It made me smile.

    I am blessed to still have her, an awesome stepmother and dad. Keep shining His light and walking in His grace. I look forward to learning to sew with you.

    1. Anita Morris

      Oh, Vicki, thank you so much! I love the story of your mom dancing in the front yard. There was a live band in the courtyard where we took my mom for lunch and they were jamming a Gap Band song, so she had to stop real quick and dance. It was so fun to watch her. She loves to dance. Yes, we are blessed to still have our moms.

      I will do my best to shine the light of Jesus in every area of my life. I’m so excited to have you sew with me. Have a beautiful day!

  4. Sheila DS

    This brought me to tears. I have my mom in my heart as she is no longer with me. Mother’s Day always makes me appreciate the fact that she brought me into this world and gave me everything she had to give. I’m who I am today because of her. I’m definitely a stronger person and it makes me a better mom for my children. God bless you and your mom, Anita. This is such a sweet post!

    1. Anita Morris

      Awww, thanks Sheila! Your mom raised a beautiful daughter!

  5. Sherry


    I am new to your website. I just started sewing about two months ago. I have already viewed your beginners video and took lots of notes. I will be viewing the second video again this weekend after I make my purchases.

    I am super excited.

    Peace and blessings to you.

    1. Anita Morris

      Yaaaay, Sherry! I’m so excited and glad to have you join me. See on Friday!

  6. Patricia

    Moms are wonderful aren’t they! Thanks for your lovely and touching story. Your Mom is beautiful. It is a blessing to have Mama. I cherish my Mom with all my heart, and know that I am blessed to still have her.

    Your dress is very pretty, and fits you nicely. This is the year of the floral prints. I love your blog!

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you Patricia! Yes, moms are wonderful!

      Yes, prints are IT!!!

  7. Jacqui Frazier

    Your blog touched my heart. I no longer have my mom in the flesh, but carry her in my spirit daily. Thank you Anita for all of the encouragement and uplifting post. You are a God send.

    1. Anita Morris

      Oh Jacqui, your reply just made my heart smile! Yes, mom will always be with you in your heart. Have a beautiful day!

  8. Terri

    You hit it on the nail with this blog segment! Nothing like moms! Spent mothers day with my mom, my sister and our girls all day! And I cherish every moment of it!
    Now to the your dress, how do manage to find this prints that I never would have looked a twice and make the work so beautifully? I just need to spend time with you fabric shopping!
    Hugs and kisses to all the moms!

    1. Anita Morris

      Hey Terri! Thanks so much! I’m glad you had a nice time with your mom. They are certainly to be cherished.

      LOL! I’m learning to just purchase what my eye is drawn to and give it a try. I see other people use fabrics that I wouldn’t look twice at either. The more I see, the more I want to be adventurous. Have a beautiful day!

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