Monday, January 25, 2010

The Queen of Hearts

Sometimes my daughters glow from the inside out.  This is not something that I get to see on a daily, weekly or even a monthly basis, but when it happens, it's pure unadulterated joy for me.  To observe one of my daughters having a moment, is like having the pieces of a lifetime all fitting together at once.  Everything aligns just right.

A couple of weeks ago, Angel Daughter Number Three came to her father and me to let us know that she had been asked to model in a fashion show at school.  It was a last minute request made by one of the designers who created a fantasy dress for the character The Queen of Hearts from the well-loved tale of Alice in Wonderland.  AD3 wasn't sure about most of the details, but she decided to do it.  As the week went on, she became a little bit undecided about what she had committed to, but she knew that bailing out would not be the answer.  AD3 is somewhat more reserved and has always preferred to be less in the limelight.  She is a creative soul as are all four of my Angel Daughters, but her creativity is a bit quieter.  Angel Daughter Number One is my actor.  She can make you believe that she is a Shakespearean Countess or an old woman who is reviewing her life.  She is pursuing her advocation in the land of lost and found dreams.  Los Angeles.  Angel Daughter Number Two is my photographer.  Her work is beyond the scope of individuals who are twice her age, and yet, she keeps growing.  Angel Daughter Number Four is my dancer.  She is small and sassy.  She uses her body to speak emotions that bubble up from her soul.  And then there is Angel Daughter Number Three.  She is my fashionista.  She can take any article of clothing and turn it into an original look.  She wears her clothes with a flair that makes other people want to run out and get them.  This is why I just knew that she would rock the runway.

And in front of about five hundred people, rock it she did!

She was poised.  She was confident.  She strut her stuff!

She smiled and engaged the crowd with her adorable attitude.  And out of all of the outfits that had been created for this show, AD3s took first place!

She worked the runway and she worked the crowd.  Not everyone is capable of putting their own misgivings aside and working it out!  The dress was wonderfully creative.  The model was fantastic.  Together, they brought the house down.

These are some of the moments that make a momma proud.  The moments when one of my girls stretches herself beyond what she might feel comfortable doing, and makes it look easy.

After the show, AD3 went to change out of her outfit and ran off to grab some dinner with her friends at Chili's.  I guess that glowing from the inside out can make you very, very hungry!

So, my question for you is when is the last time that you felt yourself glowing from the inside?


Something Happened Somewhere Turning said...


How fun for her. And what a great honor taking 1st place.

Wishing you well and hope you are do good.

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

That's one easy to answer since it just happened.

Saturday, watching Connor step out of his comfort zone by joining an established relay team. This team has been together for 3 years but recently removed their 4th runner for poor performance. Connor was asked to step in because his individual 200 sprint time was the next best.

Watching that awesome kid of mine not only run like the wind and kick ass his first time out was amzing. I felt like everyone could see me glow with pride.

But you know what was even better? To see Connor's glow as he acknowledged TO HIMSELF that he DID do his best and that he DID do a good job.

His sense of pride was obvious.


kim-d said...

Oh, Deb...just look at AD3's beautiful smile! That is the very first thing I noticed in the pix; that incredible smile that lights up her eyes and her whole face. Besides being stunningly beautiful, she looks cute as a button in the outfit!

When this new year started, I vowed to be more aware of those moments of pure, unadulterated joy. This may sound strange, but I glow from the inside when I am sitting on the couch taking the first sip of the first morning coffee, with one kitty curled up on my left side and the other curled up on my right. Bliss. Because, for the first time in my life, I can enjoy the winter from the comfort of my home rather than battling the elements. Again, Bliss!

Whenever I am spending time with my family, I am at my very best. I believe I am wittier, lovey-er, and glowy-er...all because of them. They bring it out in me. :)

And the glow from the inside out that comes from stepping outside the comfort zone happens each time I get a good grade in one of my classes. I never thought I would go to college. Now...not only am I going to college, but I'm doing a pretty good job, even when it's hard. I'm really doing it...and that is glow-worthy to me. :)

As always...beautiful post, beautiful pix, beautiful girl!

Laura Hegfield said...

What a cutie-pie! She totally rocks this not so simple look! And she is indeed glowing.

I glowed today when I received a personal email from a fairly famous meditation teacher, telling me reading my blog uplifted her spirits and she will be reading my blog regularly! She is a teacher I admire greatly so this was like "whoah"...anyway...I'm feeling pretty shiny from I also received an encouraging comment from YOU today, dear one. That has me not only glowing but sparkling too.

jen said...

i want a skirt like that. =))) she's gorgeous.

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