Hello Dearies! Today I get to try something new! I get to write up the post containing some of our favorite comments that we have received from you lovely ladies. You all have brought smiles of encouragement to our faces over the past month or so as we have made this huge transition to the new WordPress blog, so without further ado, why not we take a peek at a bit of that encouragement?
“What a lovely ensemble miss 🙂 and I adore the addition of the scarf around the neck – really accentuates that beautiful blouse of yours! Your hair looks so lovely braided that way too!
I always think it’s really hard to know how strong your faith will be when you’re faced with such circumstances. It’s one thing to suffer and then question your faith but it’s another to suffer FOR having faith. And things like that still happens – again and again people are challenged for their faiths just because they live in countries where the majority have a different faith/religion. I am not deeply religious but every now and then I surprise myself with how much my faith and upbringing affects words I say and things I do. And you know what, reading your posts always make me want to be a better Christian. It might sounds weird but I always think I wish I was more in touch with my faith. I recently made a friend who I can have discussions with about God and it always gives me an inner peace. So don’t stop writing and being you – you three are amazing.”
From Hannah Batchelder:
“Wow, what a gorgeous outfit! Everything from the french twist to the Mary Poppins-esque coat to your glamorous beauty marks is pure perfection. 🙂
Me and my sister had a very similar best-day-ever recently where we went to a museum and then a classical concert in Nashville, and I felt just as you did. Sometimes I put myself down with thoughts that I am not doing enough; being too comfortable, but I have noticed that in the bible the apostle Paul never told people “How dare you, you’re just bad people” in his letters. He always said things like, “take courage!” and “Encourage each other in Christ.” It’s so wonderful to have a perfect Lord who works through encouragement instead of accusations! So take courage and if we’re all brave then it won’t be so strange will it? ;)”
“Thanks for the the terrific insp girls! Before you started this series I was totally convinced that I owned no clothing pieces that could be combined to be both vintage styled and Christmas-y, but now since seeing your posts I have thought of several outfits that I could do for the Christmas season! Anyways I just wanted to let you know that you are as inspiring as always and I hope you have a very jolly Christmas time!”
“Ooo, I have the same sweater as Charlotte! I feel very accomplished now.
Brigid, I know you’ve commented on my blog fairly often, and I’ve liked interacting with you. However, I have NO IDEA how I did not go to your blog until now… Major brain issues, I suppose… Like, seriously, I’m facepalming hard. I love your styles so much, and I’ll be following along so as not to miss anything!”
From Briana Thomas:
“I wondered how long it would be take you to make the break…you’ll definitely not regret it! I’m excited to see the changes you’re making, and I love that the new design strongly mimics the old one.
PS-I found an Andrews Sisters CD at a thrift store yesterday and just had to buy it because of y’all. 😉 Your harmonies really do sound like theirs!
PPS-I love you three, but there is one thing that bothers me: your often-incorrect use of “it’s” and “its”. I know it’s a small thing, but it would add to your professional appeal if you could get it right. ;)”
From Hannah Batchelder:
“Wow, great new site! Congrats! And the new year’s pictures are so adorable and colorful. :)Made me smile. I’m so glad that you have really come into your own and turned this blog into a unique and inspirational blog that your readers can enjoy and get encouragement from. You gals truly show the light of God in each and every post. Also, for people with siblings, it is so nice to see three sisters getting along and doing something together. Keep up the great work and I hope that this is a very successful new year! :D”
“I LOVE your coat, Charlotte!!!
I didn’t make any resolutions this year, except to do a week- long body cleanse, and I also am going to try to get better at doing evening devotions.
And I can so relate to you saying that you’re the “clown” of the family. I am a fellow third born, and it seems that third borns tend to be the silly/fun-loving type 😉
Hope y’all feel better soon!!
“Oh, what lovely pants! And your exquisite work has paid off-you look fabulous in that ensemble! Do you know, I have not dropped by Mood Fabrics before! Off to peruse their selection (like I need to be looking at fabric *ahem*).”
“These are just adorable! I love the tweed. And yes, I have made things that have come out too tight; my most recent incident was before Christmas when I forgot to cut the seam allowance for a skirt and then couldn’t fit into it. I have definitely learned a lesson through it :)”
You know what I love about all of these comments? We’re all human! We all make mistakes, whether we realize them ourselves, or we (kindly) point out each other’s mistakes. There are times where I think we all wonder if we’re the only ones who make mistakes, or, on the other side of the coin, we think we’re perfect and haven’t made a single flop. But then God always shows us the other side. If we’ve made a mistake, and are feeling miserable about it, He always gives us encouragement, whether it be through His word, or the kindness of one of our friends. If we’ve made the mistake to think we’re perfect… Boy! There are a lot of ways He can bring us back down to worshiping at His feet again, thankful that we don’t have to carry the world on our shoulders. So thanks dearies, for kindly correcting us when we’ve needed it, and also showing us we’re not the only ones who make mistakes in this imperfect world of ours.
Brigid, the Middle Sister and Singer