Each month, some of artisans of the Jewelry Artisans Community post on the same topic. This month’s theme is Mother’s Day.
Last summer I was invited to a wedding and I needed a new dress. Because I’ve gained a fair amount of weight in the last couple of years (due, no doubt, to stress), I didn’t want to invest a lot of money in the dress – or a lot of time. I bought this dress at Kohl’s.
The wedding was to start at 2pm, so we headed out around 1:15, only to find a big traffic jam on the Capital Beltway. Judging by the flags on many of the cars, it was the day of the West Virginia-Maryland game. We made it on time, but many people were late, including some of the bridesmaids and the ring bearer, so the wedding was late.
As we drove away, I caught a glimpse of someone wearing what looked like the same dress as me. I had time to change, but really didn’t have anything else to wear, and my husband assured me it wasn’t the same dress.
So wrong. At the cocktail reception, I ran right into the lady, and it was the same dress. Someone commented on it, so I made up a story about how we were the original bridesmaids but got caught in traffic. My husband threw in that it was a good thing the bride was able to find all those girls in blue dresses to take our places.
This story made the rounds of the wedding, so much so that the photographer came to take our pictures together. The bride thought it was funny when she heard it and regretted that she hadn’t thought to put us in the bridesmaid pictures. As she said, orange goes with blue!
Now, I know you are wondering what this has to do with Mother’s Day. Here it is: when my daughter saw the dress, she told me she had the perfect pair of earrings to go with it, and loaned me these:
She was right, they do go with the dress. Only one problem: these are MY earrings, which I do not even remember lending her. So that’s my Mother’s Day commentary: Mom – the woman whose closet you raid whenever you feel like it!
Read what the other members of the JAC have to say here: