Alyssa is graduating from 8th grade next month. Wow. Anyway, she needed a graduation dress. Because she goes to a Baptist school, there were very specific guidelines we needed to follow. The dress had to fall below her knees, both sitting and standing. Her back and shoulders couldn't show. The neckline had to be modest.
Yea, good luck to us. The one dress I bought without her was too short. And she's petite, so that's saying something. They were all too short. Or too low cut. Or strapless. Ugh.
So we headed down to Woodfield Mall in the Chicago area. It's a long trip, but surely, they had to have something. The first store we went into, we found the prettiest dress and were so excited. On the hanger, it looked plenty long. Could it be that easy? Right, it couldn't be. It wasn't anywhere near long enough.
Onward and forward. We shopped and shopped until I could see the frustration in her face. We despaired that we would ever find anything. We broke for lunch and sat and relaxed for a while. As I prayed over my meal, I hesitantly asked the Lord to please help us find a dress that day.
We set off. In the next store we went into (yes, the very next one!), we found a very pretty coral lace skirt that - get this - was long enough!!! Boy, did we snatch it up fast! In another store we found a black blouse to go with it and with some coral jewelry and a new pair of shoes, it will be perfect!!
|This is it, but we got it in coral.|
How have you seen God work in the smallest details of your life?