As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Changing Clothes

Around here, there is a sign of spring that is almost as sure as the warming breezes and the blooming forsythia: the biannual Clothing Day. The day that we sort through all the boxes to evaluate each little girl's wardrobe for the coming season.  (This includes my youngest daughter Bekah, 9, as well as my granddaughters Maddie, 6, and Alaine, 6 months, whose out-of-season clothing is stored here at my house).

It is a day of trying on and modeling and oohing-and-aahing and lots of twirling and posing and pink here and pink there and many, many piles.

Today was Clothing Day.  And here is just a bit of that posing.

One of the highlights of this particular Clothing Day was the hot pink gingham dress-shirt.  You may recall this post when I shared how Bekah rescued her size 2T dress from the quilting scrap pile by insisting that said dress could be worn as a shirt.  Yes she did.  So today each one of the little girls tried it on.  Hysterical! 

The general consensus is that it "fits" Maddie the best this year.  So far, the dress has been worn as a toddler dress by both girls, and two years as a shirt for Bekah.  Now it's Maddie's turn for the shirt.  I wonder just how long this dress-shirt will last?!  Will Alaine get a turn to wear it someday too?

Tonight, the changes have been made. 

Some old favorites have been passed down.  Some new wardrobe additions have been put in the closet.  Some pieces were discarded, and some were carefully folded and put back into storage to wait for another season.  And the twirling, posing girls are all tucked into their beds for the night.   

So much change. 

The seasons change.  The clothing changes.  My family changes.  The world changes. 

And someday, the heavens and the earth will change.  In fact, "they all shall wax old as doth a garment."  Like the bathing suit that we pulled out of a box today, the one that had lost its elastic.  Like the sweet baby dress that had yellowed. 

"As a vesture shalt thou fold them up and they shall be changed."

Like the clothes that are no longer needed...

But He is constant.  He will not change. 

"They shall perish; but thou remainest...Thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail." 

***  Hebrews 1: 10-12

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Linking up again
with Kellie's Spring Fling party over at The Blessed Nest...
celebrating all things spring!

this blessed nest


  1. Didn't Maddie and Bekah both wear it as a toddler dress? I can't remember, but it seems that maybe they did.

  2. enjoyed this look into your family the models!

  3. The girls look adorable Cheryl, and I do believe the had a fun day too. This little dress is getting a great work out. lol
    Your insight into how we and things change, but that God never changes was so inspirational. Thank you for sharing and reminding me.
    I read your last post, and the photo of Peter so cute, what a smile.

  4. What sweet pictures, Cheryl. And what a wonderful way you tied the "changing clothes" theme into a spiritual lesson. I'm also reminded of the scripture about "clothing yourselves with Christ". There is no more needful clothing than Him, yet we often neglect that clothing more than any other.


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