At a church wedding of a very close pal last Saturday, I watched with envy cute little girls dressed up in kids high low dresses and flower girl dresses as they paraded into the church sanctuary holding flowers. It reminded me of the time when Sherilyn was a flower girl at her Sunday School teachers’ church wedding. They are a couple who taught at the Sunday school who eventually got married. Sherilyn had just turned two when she was the flower girl, dressed up in a resplendent white sleeveless flower girl dress with a white halo headgear. She was such a cutie who attracted so much attention on that day. At 14 years old now, she no longer likes to be in gowns and elaborate dresses and would only wear dresses at special occasions like weddings.
When Cass was younger, she would wear anything that I got her. I would doll her up in cute little tutu dresses, ballerina tutu dresses and flower girl dresses online that I bought. She would obediently be the model for my online store and always gave me her most cheerful dimpled smile. I was so proud of her. But when she turned 10 years old, everything changed. She no longer wanted to be in dresses, much less flower girl dresses and gowns. At our close pal’s wedding last Saturday, she was all sulky and glum when I forced her to wear a dress.
Last year, Cass wore a white flowy dress that looks like some first communion occasion dresses to her baptism. That was the last time she wore that beautiful white dress (which she wore less than 5 times) and I guess I now have to donate that white dress which I got from the UK to someone who would love to be in it.
I do miss the time very much when my three girls were younger and twinkly-eyed. They were not persnickety over their choice of clothing or anything else. They were so much easier to manage and I had so much lesser stress over them then vs. now. But I’m sure that one day, they’ll be looking at these dresses again for their prom night, as bridesmaid and finally as the bride! ☺️
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