Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Restored to White!!!

Here is a close up. Isn't it gorgeous!!!
Several weeks ago MamaLion got out her wedding dress and each of us four older girls tried it on. Sadly, mice got into it a couple years ago and it became very stained in spots and the whole dress turned an ugly yellowish color. MamaLion and DaddyPots were discussing how much of a bummer it was that they had not stored it in better places. While they were expressing regrets on not taking better care of the dress, each girl modeled for Mom and Dad. I kept thinking the whole time that there must be some way to restore it back to white. When it came to my turn to try it on everyone agreed that it fit me the best. It was a slightly to large on two of the girls and slightly snug on the other so I being medium ended up being closer to Mom's size. In one more year I will be the same age as she was when she got married, 19 years ago, to our beloved DaddyPotts.Here is the dress, looking like new. :)
The dress was left on the floor in my sister's room. As I walked by the room that night and saw that once beautiful Wedding Dress all crumpled, yellow and forlorn, I resolved that I was going to find a way to make it beautiful again. This is something that represents nearly 20 years of a marriage made in heaven. This marriage has lasted through trials and tears, through sunshine and joyful days, through thick and thin and still is bound together in Love and centered on Christ. My mother wore pure white on that day years ago and, through all that the dress represents now, I knew it deserved to be made clean again!

After several phone calls to different places, I found a place that I believed would do a good job. When MamaLion was gone I drove to town and dropped it off. Mom never knew it was gone until today when I brought it home. She was so delighted at the surprise and I was thrilled to make her so happy!!! I am taking it tomorrow to be professionally wrapped and ready to be displayed in a large and lovely box.


Headmistress, zookeeper said...

Beautiful dress, beautiful story, beautiful spirit!

Gem said...

What a beautiful thing to do for your mama!