Thursday, March 24, 2011

Twirly Skirts

So, I got this new skirt. It's blue with grey birds on it. As I tried it on yesterday, I was blasted back to my senior year of high school. It's a full, twirly skirt. It has gathers. Just like a skirt I use to wear in high school. I knew I should have kept that skirt from high school, it's back in fashion again! In fact, my roommate liked the skirt so much, she use to wear it more often than I did.
I went to a boarding academy and my roommate and I shared clothes a lot. It was fun. We had the best room in the dorm our Senior year, and that's because I had earned it the year before by keeping my room the cleanest. Don't laugh, I know it's a little hard to believe, but I was tidy then.
The first weekend of April is my high school reunion, 30 years since graduation. I'm going to be there, maybe I should take my full, twirly skirt! I'm excited to see who will show up and what it will be like to go back after such a long time.
Never, in a million years, would I have guessed my life to be as it is now. When I was in high school, I was miserable. My heart hurt most of the time. I had issuations. Not that I don't have them now, I certainly do and they don't feel so great. But, now I know who the source of my deliverance is. Now, I have peace through the storm and hope. Now, I can wear the twirly skirt, and really twirl :-)
My daughter will not wear twirly skirts. She wants her jeans. I thought that if I wore more skirts and dresses it might rub off on her. Nope, not working. She is steady with the jeans and the floppy t-shirts. I bought her an adorable Easter dress, I'm packing it for the weekend of the reunion. Hmm, I wonder how well that will go over?
I read Galatians 2 this morning. It has nothing to do with twirly skirts, or daughters that want to wear jeans. It does remind me of something imperative to the upcoming reunion: " My ego is no longer central. It is no longer important that I appear righteous before you or have your good opinion, and I am no longer driven to impress God. Christ lives in me. The life you see me living is not 'mine' but is is lived by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. I am not going to go back on that."
Say That Again, Christ Jesus. I have the freedom to twirl!

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