Sunday, March 16, 2014

Still A Chicago!

Yesterday at work I had a special assignment...guarding the fitting rooms in the Juniors Department!  We were expecting an onslaught of teens to try on prom dresses...yes, moms, it's that time of the year again!  I was ready with my "I'm the mom and you will not take in more than six items at a time" look!

We had a special guest who has exploded on the blog and You Tube scene with her fresh, perky and very uplifting attitude towards helping teenage girls learn to feel better about themselves.  Her name is Meredith Foster, and if you haven't heard of her, I would HIGHLY recommend that you google her and meet this wonderful young lady!  Meredith was the guest speaker at a fashion show being held to draw in customers to the department.  She delivered an extraordinary performance as she introduced the teen models (who, by the way, were all drop dead gorgeous with very little make-up and professional all the way).  She inserted her wonderful and quirky personality as she spoke, and conveyed her message, as well as ours, with perfection! After the show, she took pictures with teens and signed autographs, never losing her upbeat demeanor and beautiful smile!

Then....the fitting rooms began to fill...and I began my special assignment!  I loved it...and for the most part, everyone enjoyed themselves!  Oh, the dresses did flow, and I can safely say that the Juniors Department had a very good day!

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Writer's Workshop - Advice My Mother Gave Me

As I woke up from anesthesia the first thing I saw was my mother’s smiling face.  My first born had just arrived and she told me he was perfect!  I had hoped for a natural birth, but he didn’t progress after the first 24 hours of labor.  He didn’t even progress after the next 12 hours of labor, six of which were under the “let’s-get-this-baby-out” helpful childbirth drug called Pitocin.  The umbilical cord was wrapped around his precious little head, just at the right spot to keep him from coming into this world naturally.  He arrived just as God planned for him to arrive…healthy, alert and gorgeous! That’s all that mattered to me. 

My mother looked me straight in the eyes and said, “YOU CAN DO ANYTHING.”  I smiled and cried because my mother knew stuff.  When she gave advice, I followed it because she was always right.  She died three months later.  To this day, I can still see her face and hear her voice whenever I think I might fail at something.  Her words continue to give me the courage to move forward.  

I try to convey this same message to my children every chance I get.  

This post is part of Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop.  Please click on the link below to read what others have written this week!

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