I Am My Own Customer

How weird is this? I am my own customer. Yes, it's true. I am the Mother of the Bride and need to consume all things bridal. So, I shop at Formally Yours, my store. Sounds fun, sounds easy, sounds awesome, right? Well, not so much. You see, I am just like everybody else. I pick out the dress, decide on the color and place the order. And then, I begin to second guess the color, the size, and the fabric. How can this be? The Formally Yours staff reassured me of my choice. Of course, we all want to look great and feel great, but it's not about me, the mother, it's about my beautiful daughter on her big day. So why oh why is it so difficult?

My dress finally came in and I tried it on for the seamstress. I proceeded to show her how I thought it should fit and where I thought she should take it in. She nodded sweetly and did what I asked. I tried it back on and wanted it taken in more. She smiled and said, "I will do for you". I love Liliya. So after several fittings I decided that it was acceptable. But, still my doubts lingered. Are these the perfect shoes? I don't know but I like them so I will wear them. Is this the perfect jewelry? Who knows, but I think it looks good, so on they go. Overall, I think I look pretty good.

And then it hit me. It doesn't matter what I wear. The dresses are beautiful whether I am in them or not. I love fashion, and I love all of the bridal party dresses. You see, it's what I am feeling inside that will make a difference of how I appear. And I will be wearing the biggest brightest smile because my heart is full of joy and love for my daughter and her darling fiancee. And, so that is really all that truly matters. And, although I shopped at my own store and my sweet employees took extra special care of me to make me beautiful, it is ultimately the abundance of love that will truly make me shine. I am happy and appreciative for amazing family and friends and employees who have generously given of their time to celebrate this occasion.

So, my wallet is empty but my heart is full. My dresses are altered and look beautiful. But, I feel so blessed, I know that I will be wearing a radiant smile. It is the ultimate attire.

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