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Friday, February 08, 2008

The dresses the girls wore on the day Sally Jane was given a name and a blessing

White Dress


On our last Sunday downtown as we walked away from our many new found friends one of the last conversations we had, we learned that one family was getting ready to go to the temple for the first time as a family with their ever so cute 2 year old girl. I asked the mom if she had a white dress for her daughter to wear and she did not.
I am a huge fan of white dresses for girls and have many in many different sizes and told her that I would send her one in the mail. even one in my size - this is me in my good mail white dress prompted by and SPT last year. this was our family the day of our private white house tour last year.Last Year the girls photos we took on the day of Spring General conferencecaroline just a year and a half old
Easter 2007


So I knew exactly which one I would give to this mother to have her little girl wear. I don't keep all the girls clothes even though I would like to - just the smocked and real sentimental ones. Even though this dress was in my keep box, I knew it would do much more good to be given away then to pull out of a box to show my girls in 20 years.

So goodbye White dress -
have a wonderful day next week in the most beautiful place in the world!

24 comments:

Creole Wisdom said...

You are so generous, so kind. What a lovely, beautiful gift.

((Hugs))

You are an inspiration, Kristi.

michelle said...

What a gorgeous dress! That is the most beautiful gift you are giving to that mother. I love your last sentence of this post especially.

Anonymous said...

What a treasure, and what a sweet gesture in giving away the dress. All of the white -dress pictures are beautiful, but the girls' smiling faces are the most remarkable of all. A beautiful gift indeed. SEC

Liz said...

Kristi, you are so super sweet to give away something from your keep box. What a treasure that will be to that family.

Quelly said...

What a sweet little white dress. I don't even have children but when I find a cute little dress for one of my nieces that I fall in love with I ask their moms to give them back to me when they grow out of them so that I can, hopefully, have one of my little girls wear them one day or perhaps use them in some way to make a sentimental gift for my sweet nieces.
What a lucky little white dress - it gets to have a special adventure!

Webb Family said...

What a beautiful dress! You are so sweet to share one of your treasures with a friend.

Autumn said...

Kristi~how generous & thoughtful you are!

Can you tell me where you buy the beautiful smocked dresses? Or maybe you can share some of your favorite places to shop for your kids~

Thanks for sharing this wonderful post!

Natasha said...

How special to share a gift like that! I am sure your gift will inspire that mom to repay the favor to someone else one day.

I love both my kids in all white - Strasburg Children is a favorite.

melanie said...

Kristi, what a treasure! I love the last line you wrote, it gave me chills. I know that dress will be a treasure once they enter the temple. Once again, blessings for you because of the service you give.

Michelle A. said...

What a sincere and thoughtful gift and one that this mother will remember forever as will you. Was this your dress?

crystal said...

Oh, Kristi--you are so generous and open-hearted. What a cute example you are to me :) This mother will TREASURE your dress so much.

I love that you wore white dresses to your White House tour!

Jen said...

such a beautiful dress- that mother will remember this and probably keep that dress forever. so sweet that you are sending it on to someone else.

i need to buy a white dress- i have just fallen in love with them after this post!

carlo said...

you made a family very happy, i am quite sure...

just as you said, the very reason i am able to part with favorite things (toys, clothing, books and so on) is that I tell myself (and the girls!) that the new owner will get so much joy out of the item as we have and how special it is.

Jill said...

What a sweet and generous thing for you to do. I'm sure it will mean a lot to that family.

Amanda L. said...

What a great picture of your family for the white house tour. What a special dress for that wonderful family. It will be such an amazing day for them!

Sunshine said...

Oh Kristi! I am flooded with emotion by this post. I just went with my husband and two little boys in Novemeber. You are right...the most beautiful place in the world. As I was thinking of this post and also the post about your last Sunday and your experience down town and how you recorded that I thought of something I did that you should encourage her to do. Ask her to journal about it but also, even though her little is only two...ask her little girl how she felt, what it looked like ETC... and write it down. My little guys' responses were priceless about that most beautiful place in the world and I am soooo glad that I wrote it down. How sweet of you to share your dress...I am sure she will cherish it!

Lauralee said...

you look awesome in that "spt" dress.. seriously.. great picture..

so sweet that you can share something so special to you.. that will mean so much to them...

The 5 Bickies said...

White dresses for your white house tour - how clever! You all look wonderful.

I love how you are sharing you special dress for such a special event. You are such an inspiration.

Traci said...

So touching! Very kind of you! Think of the new adventures that dress gets to have now!

Mamma Letty said...

You are so thoughtful. I really admire the ability to sense someones need and being able to fill it.
The dress was very pretty.
The biggest problem with pretty dresses is that I only let My girl wear them on Sundays...or that is when they are worn. They never seem to actually get their full use.
I need to let her wear them much more frequently.

Kath said...

What a sweet, thoughtful thing to do!! We just blessed our precious little girl last week in a most meaningful dress...it was made from the material my wedding dress was made from by my loving mother. Amazing how a simple dress can be such a treasure!

Carrie said...

That is so nice of you! I'm sure the mother will be very grateful. I love all of the pictures of your girls in white dresses. If I have any little girls someday, I think I'll start collecting white dresses too!

sorichfamily said...

i love the white dress! my parents were sealed when i was 4 and i still have the little white dress that i wore that day...it has been kept because it IS just that special. i can't wait to see my little girl in it someday! thank you for making another little girl's day! you are truly amazing!

Laurie said...

Absolutely beautiful post and dresses. Your daugters are gorgeous!!