Sometimes I look at my babies and wonder what the future will hold for them.  That can be a scary enough thought for any mom.

There is plenty of fear and negativity to go around, and I feel sick at times thinking about it.  As they get older, they have to stare it in the face more and more.  I hate that.  But I know it’s something we all have to face, every day.  I wish it didn’t have to be so, for their sakes.

One of my daughters had a difficult experience this week.  She’s barely seven.  And yet there are already so many negative things to battle.  It is amazing how a mother can tell you every day of your life that you are beautiful and lovely, and all it takes is one peer to bring doubt to your mind. 

So on Saturday, we found a skirt of mine that she’s always loved and wanted to wear, and we worked together to make her a new dress out of it.  The experience was special and unique, as is the new dress.  She felt lovely and wonderful again, and so did I.  :)

(And hey, I even remembered that I can sew.)

I think that’s why we’re all here in families, and not alone.  Families ground us to truth and goodness, if we work to make them that way.  Families make the future one of hope and brightness.

7 Responses

  1. Sarah Burgoyne

    I love these pictures :) totally frameable!

    July 13, 2010 at 9:27 pm

  2. c h a n t i l e

    So beautiful! And hey, I know that skirt/dress! :) lol :) Looks great on her!! :)

    July 13, 2010 at 11:44 pm

  3. Alison

    Wow, I am super impressed that you made a dress out of a skirt! And it turned out darling!!!

    July 14, 2010 at 2:00 am

  4. Eaton Family

    Very cute dress…I'm impressed. Want to sew some curtains for me? HAHA. I loved how the girls pictures turned out too! What a wonderful mama you are!

    July 14, 2010 at 3:32 am

  5. www.theevolvinghomemaker.com

    Beautiful dress! Beautiful girl! Beautifully, lovely Mama who reminds me everyday to be so grateful and true to my family, even when I fail them miserably at moments…:)Jen

    July 14, 2010 at 3:39 pm

  6. Krista

    First, I LOOOOOOVE that first picture, especially!!! SO precious!!! :) And your biggest little lady is BEAUTIFUL. :) What beautiful JOY, showing through her face and her dancing!!! :) *happy sigh* Love you all!!! :) And yes – way to sew, woman!!! :) How beautiful! And for such a beautiful purpose… :)

    July 14, 2010 at 5:20 pm

  7. Kaui

    She's lovely! I did notice the dress on Sunday too!I really am going to miss you and your beautiful family. Sacrament meeting won't be the same for me and the kids.I hope the girls will remember us when they're coloring!

    July 15, 2010 at 12:24 am

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