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A Dress-Up Affair
by Trish Thompson
01/13/06
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I remember when I was a child, going to church was a dress-up affair,
no play clothes that day, a dress, socks with lace and Mary-Jane put
on with such care.

But what fascinated me most was my mother, all beauty and grace, and the hat she wore with a veil covering her face.

The one I remember most was frothy black lace, and the veil covered her forehead to chin when it was in place.

She didn't look like the weekday mother I knew, and I wondered how she could see with her face all hidden from view.

It made me think of how I used to be, for I know I pulled all kinds of veils down in front of me - it wasn't so much to obscure the view back then, it was so that other people could not look at me and really see in.

Behind that veil the truth I thought was hidden from view, that I was an empty shell, but no one who looked would have a clue.

I was lonely and scared, my heart had a hole deep inside, and until it was filled, behind that veil I would hide.

I knew there was a piece missing that would make everything all right, but I didn't know how to find it, for it was always just out of sight.

One day I think God nudged me to look up and see that the answer I sought
was standing right next to me - Jesus was there all the time but I never knew
for I was too busy hiding behind my veil to see what was true.

That was the day I gave Jesus my life and my heart, and suddenly that hole was filled, I had a brand new start.

And Jesus lifted that veil and threw it away out of sight, and filled the empty shell of my life with His light.

Joy and laughter He gave that day back to me, and let me know that with Him I could be truly free.

Every day since then I have learned more of what to do, never knowing the plans for me that only He knew.

God also saw every dream I had hidden from view, and in His love for me, they all began to come true.

I remember so well that shining day when I knew, the best dream of all was mine, for that day I met you.

I thank God every day for the gifts that each day are new, and most of all for the wonder of this love that is wrapped up in you.


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Joyce Poet 16 Jan 2006
Behind your shell, Trish, was such a rare pearl. Ya just didn't know it at the time. Now, all those pearly colors swirl around in all that you do. And everyone that sees you is blessed by the wonders of God's love. And how is it that I know all this? Well, I had a shell of my own. :::smile:::
David&Dee Jobes 13 Jan 2006
Beautiful moving anointed writing . Oh how you Love Jesus and your Husband!!! My heart rejoices with you too in our Saviour's Love and to have such Godly loving husbands! In Christ Jesus,Dee "Numbers 6:24,25,26"




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