Corner Curl Girl


The Star in Stripes

This may seem so cheesy to you, but this dress is sentimental to me now…IMG_8759

This past week has been super exciting and healing for my family and I. My dad is currently a long-distance truck driver. He is also the person that I believe God used to rescue me from a life of destruction after being sexually abused in my youth. Over the years, I have maintained a strong relationship with him, but I never got to see him as much as I wanted. He was able to visit me for the 4th of July holiday and stayed for a week! I was so pumped–like a child again, lol. I stopped blogging, I wasn’t on the phone or planning my next blog post. I just spent some serious time with my dad, an overwhelming feeling of joy! We watched movies, talked, went shopping, talked, went shopping and talked some more (I am my father’s daughter and now you know where the shopping comes from, lol). One of the things I have prayed for for so long is to see my dad worship God. At 34 years old, I saw this twice in one week! My dad attended my church with me for Bible Study and for worship on Sunday. What a feeling to be singing on the praise team and seeing my dad in the audience (recording me by the way, lol). What a prayer answered to sit in MY church and have MY dad sitting right beside me while I was wearing this dress. I could cry right now, but I have had to be strong for myself and for him. He also got the opportunity to bond with his son-in-laws, meeting my sister’s husband for the first time. He also got to see his granddaughter for the first–a pleasure to watch! I imagined he played with us in the same way when we were young. 🙂 I could go on and on but I won’t bore you, however I do want you to rejoice with me in my happiness! I love him more than words can express in a blog post. My dad is everything to me…

P.S. Isn’t this dress Gone With the Wind fabulous!!?

Left: My husband, Mardis. Right: My dad!!

Left: My husband, Mardis. Right: My dad!!

IMG_8748 IMG_8749 IMG_8756 IMG_8758 IMG_8763 IMG_8766 IMG_8767IMG_8763IMG_8772Dress: My Amazon Store (get it here)

Shoes: ShoeDazzle

Necklace: New York & Co.

Hair: Zarah Charm

15 comments on “The Star in Stripes

  1. herfivesenses
    July 10, 2015

    That dress is amazing! I just feel happy and young when i look at it haha! It really suits you. 🙂

  2. justvou
    July 10, 2015

    Lovely dress, coupled with a lovely weekend experience with your dad!

  3. Tanay
    July 10, 2015

    That dress is beautiful! I’m so glad you got to spend time with your father! Relationships with parents are so important.

  4. staciesayzso
    July 10, 2015

    Love this dress and those pink shoes! You look great!

  5. Tia
    July 11, 2015

    Glad you were able to spend some quality time with your father. You looked absolutely gone with the wind fabulous in that dress too!

  6. Kita Bryant
    July 11, 2015

    Love the dress! Those shoes though I would fall on the first twirl. I love the bond between daughters and their father it’s so different and beautiful.

  7. Holly
    July 12, 2015

    Very pretty dress. Love blue.

  8. patricemfoster
    July 12, 2015

    This dress just flow right and look becoming and stylish with Pink shoes.

  9. mimicutelips
    July 12, 2015

    What a great story, I’m so happy the two of you had this opportunity. Your dress is totally gone with the wind fabulous.

  10. MJ
    July 12, 2015

    How beautiful it is to read about a great father & daughter relationship. I didn’t grow up with my dad but I’m glad my children get to grow up with their dad.
    You look gorgeous! The dress is the bomb!

  11. jaylharris77
    July 13, 2015

    Your dress is perfect. It is an amazing feeling when God answer our prayers. I glad you had an opportunity to enjoy your father.

  12. rattlesandheels
    July 13, 2015

    So happy to read this lovely story! It’s awesome that you got to bond with your father and your love for him is evident by the tone of this post.

  13. rattlesandheels
    July 13, 2015

    What an amazing story! I’m happy you had time to spend with your dad and I can tell you truly appreciated it. That dress is definitely gorgeous!

  14. Aisha Johnson Adams
    July 13, 2015

    You look stunning in this dress… I love the shoes. It looks perfect for you. Fathers are so special. I am glad you got to see yours.

  15. heyitskaysways
    July 15, 2015

    The dress is so pretty, I’m a sucker for blue! Perfect for family time with your dad

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