When I saw this post on Jennifer's blog (thanks a lot Jennifer!) I left a comment saying that I wanted the blue dress. And I really meant it. I had been looking for the perfect dress to wear at Bill's cousin's wedding for weeks so that day I just knew that I had found it.
I wanted a beautiful dress that was also in great condition, because my dream is for Natalie to wear it when she grows up (she loves the idea) So I run to Hemlock Vintage and purchased the dress, it was exactly my size.
Some objects stay in your heart forever because they're part of special memories. And this dress will be one of those objects.
One day when I am very old or when I am already gone I want Natalie and Diego to look at these pictures and remember her Mom in a positive way.
That's how memories are built...
I know it because only recently I was given this photo of my Mom (with the dark sunglasses) my Dad (next to her with glasses) my older sister and brother (seated on the ground,from left to right) and it was as if a huge door had opened to a world that I didn't know anything about. I made my Mom tell me absolutely everything that she remembered about this picture. She told me as much as she could but in the end she said: The thing that I can remeber really well is that little dress that I'm wearing, it was green and I was so in love with it. Maybe one day you can sew yourself a dress like that :)
Something as simple as a piece of clothing could be so meaningful. My mom's little green dress told me things about her that I never got to know through our conversations. I learned that I have a lot more in common with her than I thought and it feels good. It is nice when you get to connect to your roots in this way.
So, here is this post dedicated to everyone who enjoys and appreciates magic memories and special dresses :)