I wrote here about how our church has recently renovated our sanctuary and that on the day we rededicated it, Clara wore the dress that I had worn thirty years ago when I was dedicated in that same congregation. It was a special day!
I didn't get any fabulous shots of her in the dress though, since it was rainy, so we had another photo shoot so I could make sure these memories were captured.
Here are a few "dressing room" photos before we got outside.
And here's our girl, at eighteen months.
If you're happy and you know it...
Clap your hands!
(She's happy. We know it.)
I should say, this slip was handmade and the tatting hand done by my great-grandmother (Clara's great-great-grandmother) Beulah Craig. Such a beautiful, classic, precious heirloom.
And here she is in the dedication dress.
("The mommies on the bus go 'shh, shh, shh'")
She is exceptionally beautiful. I just love her and she makes me smile with that gorgeous smile, and inquisitive eyes. She is an encourager.ReplyDelete
I had several dresses like that, and hope someday God might bless me with a sweet girl to wear it, whether he creates that girl in my womb or a million miles away in a different country. I know it must mean so much to your mom to see Clara in that dress. Savor every moment!
LOVE LOVE LOVE. I live vicariously through you, Clara, and your frilly dresses. Her little smile makes my heart happy!ReplyDelete
If there is a happier little girl anywhere in the world then I envy her! Clara Mae, you are a perfect way to start my day! Love that smile and zest for life! YOU make me happy and I know it!!!!ReplyDelete
This is one of my all-time favorite blog entries. Clara, let me tell you about your great-grandmother Davis. She was the best mother-in-law a woman could ever have. She taught YOUR grandmother Davis to treasure heritage...such as the beautiful handiwork done by your great-great-grandmother, Boo. She is the one who brought your mother that sweet dress when she was dedicated at church. She would have loved you passionately. I have no doubt that she prayed without ceasing for you while you were so sick and that she still tells God how special you are. I love you, Clara...more than words can say!ReplyDelete
Clara, your great-grandmother Davis would also have dressed you up in my blue velvet dress with the fancy collar and taken lots of pictures of you and then lost them--never to be found again! :) (I keep thinking we'll come across the ones of Chrissy one day somewhere!!) But most of all, your great-grandmother would have taught you all about her best friend, Jesus, who healed you and loves you and has a VERY special plan for your life!! I love you, Clara!Delete
I love the pictures of Clara in this post. She is so beautiful and changing every day. She has the most expressive face, I love it. Thank you for still sharing pictures of her, she's so special to me and others who have prayed for her. She is a true miracle.ReplyDelete