Pretty Dresses

I get tired of life being heavy and serious, and I just need to “lighten up” and find something that makes me smile. So let’s go lighter today! My boys are both playing lacrosse which means I’ve attended 5 games this week, so if this post sounds familiar, it is. Not only did I need to go lighter, I needed a little break! You read this last June, but here it is again. I pray it brings a smile and a sigh.

This is one of my favorite pictures I have taken. I shot it on the streets of TelAviv on the last day of a trip to Israel. My daughter was searching for the perfect prom dress so I took this picture for some ideas- really just for fun knowing she would love them. What I didn’t realize at the time was how colorful and beautiful they were and how the refection of the store fronts would shine on the window.

I look at the dresses and dream of which one I would like to wear for that day. I would love to wear any of them except for the short blue. Give me length please! Cover up these legs! Oh, but the others are pure elegance and beauty. I think today I will choose the peach colored one. I love the scarf that will drape around my neck. Which one would you wear?

My friends, you are each beautiful. I chose to use these dresses for my blog because they not only represent my different moods and desires, but I believe they are a beautiful metaphor of our lives. You are the dresses in the window. They represent the beautiful and diverse women whose eyes are reading these words.

I know you bless the lives of those around you. I want to encourage you today to take time for yourself. Rest. Paint your toenails if you wish. Soak in the shower or the tub. I know it is not very spiritual, but it may just be what your spirit needs to rejuvenate for the next person who will need your help. Close your eyes and picture yourself in one of these elegant dresses and dream of where you would go in it. Dreams are always more fun than reality! I can wear high heels in my dreams.

There is a prince waiting for us on the other side. His name is Jesus.

Much love,
andy

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