Fun and Function
Making three meals a day, teaching literacy, science, arithmetic, and social studies to my second grader and my preschooler five days a week. Cleaning and dealing with my kiddos' melt downs, these things do not scream sexy. My day to day life does not naturally exude glamour. Mommy life in and of itself is not glamorous. Somebody lied to you if they told you so, they lied! Dirty diapers and runny noses are not my idea of the fabulous life. Although my day to day life demands I get my hands dirty, I am determined to infuse a bit of beauty along my way. It keeps me alive. I loved to dress my best before my kids and I fight to be that same person after the kids. My physical appearance is not the sum total of who I am. I am a child of God, a daughter, a sister, a wife, mother, friend, and much more than hair and make up and colorful details. I will not deny the details ignite a fire that keeps my life vibrant and heart happy. I want to take great care of this body God has given me. I love it inside and out. As a creative person I love to explore with my hair, make up, clothing, and shoes. Some artist work on a canvas. I work on myself.
One of my favorite moments bk (before kids) was getting ready to go out on the town. Location was irrelevant. Going out was reason enough.The music would be blaring. Clothing options spread all over the bed. Makeup throughout the bathroom counter, getting dressed was an event. Femininity encompasses more than beauty but it certainly is a fun aspect of being female in my eyes. There is a reason little girls play dress up. If you don't think a pair of shoes can change your life talk to the little cinder girl, aka Cinderella. My shoes do not make me but they give me a pep in my step. I don't apologize for my love of fashion and beauty. I celebrate it.
Kids are undoubtedly a game changer. Life is busier. Children will challenge everything you thought you were. I have learned a level of selflessness I would not know otherwise. I am eternally grateful for my kiddos. They are worth every level of sacrifice and more. Somewhere in the trenches of child rearing a lady must fight for who she is at her core and live her life on some level. I also desire to leave an example for my kiddos. I would love for my daughter to always be true to who God designed her to naturally be, as I want my son to honor who woman are naturally by God's design. As for me I will do my best to honor all the parts of me at every season of life.
This fabric is super cozy with a stretchy cotton blend. My husbands flannel keeps me cozy and comfortable. The cut reminds me that I am a lady and the cut flatters my figure.