My mom was once a prom dress.
We’re sharing this with you as a reminder of the great things our mom did for our lives.
I’m wearing this on my wedding day.
It was a really special day for us.
I have to tell you, it’s the coolest dress I’ve ever worn.
It’s just like a dress in a way, but not in a fashion sense.
I remember walking into the dress store and I was just blown away by how much it looked like a wedding dress.
I didn’t even think about how it looked.
It felt like a normal dress.
When you look at it, it looks so beautiful and it’s so cute and it was perfect.
It wasn’t a dress you were looking at to have on your wedding day, but that’s how it was in my mind.
I couldn’t believe it.
My husband and I didn, too.
I had never been to a wedding and my mom, in her 20s, had a dream to dress up for my wedding.
She said, ‘You’re going to love this dress.’
And I was like, ‘Oh my gosh!
That’s my dream!’
So she put the dress on me and I loved it.
And then I wore it to the reception.
I wore the dress to the wedding.
I wear it to my kids’ graduation party.
I love it.
I don’t think I would change a thing.
It looks good on anyone.
I mean, you could wear it for any occasion.
We got married in a white gown with a white ribbon.
And my husband got married with a pink ribbon.
I always tell them, ‘Don’t wear that dress for any wedding, because it’s a dress for one day only.’
That was the dress for our wedding day that we were all wearing.
It looked amazing.
It had the perfect amount of flare, it had the right amount of detail.
And it was super fun to wear it.
We had a fun time.
It also made me a better mom to my children.
I was really happy to have a dress like that that was my own.
I wanted to be a role model to them.
I want to give them a positive image of what a fabulous, beautiful, and wonderful mom I am.
I’ve been so blessed to have had this opportunity to be with my kids.
I just love how they’ve grown up.
They love dresses and dresses are pretty much everything to them, but I always told them, if you want to be something you want, wear the dress you want.
I think that’s what it comes down to.
I like the way they look and the way I look.
I feel like they look like me, too, which is cool.
It really makes me feel like I’m in control of them.
They’re like, I know what you’re doing.
We want to wear the dresses you want because that’s just what they want.
It just makes us feel really good.
I am the mom that wears dresses.
That’s what they love about me.
I do what I want.
And that’s really what they’re really looking for in a mom.
I guess I just have to make them feel comfortable in that.
If you’ve got a kid that is going to wear dresses, they need to understand that they’re not wearing a dress, and that they have to take care of themselves.
It is the same thing for mom and dad, too—they need to feel like there’s someone who’s going to protect them and make sure they’re comfortable.
I’ll tell you one more thing about that dress.
It came with a card with my name on it, but you have to be very careful not to touch it.
If they do touch it, that card is going anywhere.
And I’m not even going to say anything to them about it, because I know they won’t even look at the card.
I will tell them if I want them to come up to me and ask me to give a hug, or something.
It may be a little awkward, but if I give them that, they will trust me.
They’ll feel good about it.
They want to protect you.
And they can trust me to do it.
You can take that dress home.
It will never get worn again, and it will stay on your dresser for years to come.
You’ll love it!
If you would like to read more about the story of my mom and my wedding, see my post about my mom’s wedding dress here.