A Modesty Lesson – with a Twist!
By Rita Davidson
This is a Modesty Lesson with a Twist! Some people are amazed when I say it’s been 17 years since I’ve worn a pair of pants. In fact, I haven’t even owned a pair all that time. When I wrote my book, “Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue” I had been wearing skirts for 2 years at that point. I”m proof that it’s POSSIBLE! I started writing on Ash Wednesday, 1999 and finished by Easter 1999! I have Our Lady to thank for helping me with it, since it always amazes me to re-read it. It was published in 2001, and again in 2003 before it ran out of print in 2012. People on my Facebook page this week were fighting over a borrowed copy. Well, I shouldn’t say, fighting, these ladies are too nice for that…let’s just say super-excited about getting to borrow a copy. Which makes me wonder, Should “Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue” be reprinted? Even if I could? Give me your thoughts on this below.
Today I have a small lesson to share. Let’s take a look at my week. Pay close attention to these pictures, as they have a hidden lesson. (There will be a test after! LOL )
Monday: We had a surprise nature hike! A visit to our mechanic to change winter tires and we found ourselves walking on a trail, and spotting frogs in ponds. It was a real treat! Here I’m making sure the boys don’t lean over too far. (It’s hard to see, but that’s an open crevice there). My skirt was plenty wide to get down and dirty! 🙂
Wednesday: Mark and I were talking outside. So much to discuss with our future plans for our house, we are lucky to find 5 minutes to talk about it. I’m sitting on trees that got damaged in our fire, and we had to cut down after. Look at those hands going, must be the french in me? eh? LOL
Thursday: In the kitchen, nothing like my old kitchen before the fire, but it’s a kitchen! Wouldn’t be without an apron. Now if I could only remember it more often, I’d use less stain remover in the laundry! 🙂
Friday: Okay I know, I know…what is she DOING, you ask? Well, I DID share all these pics on my Facebook page already (no one de-friended me yet?) 🙂 I was just having some fun here, giving everyone a big ‘hug’ from me! Can you feel the love? LOL 🙂
Saturday: Liam, my sidekick, and me again. Temperatures are rising here and this turned out to be a tiring day. Life with autism, living in 600 square feet for the 6 of us, is a challenge. Stressful to be sure. I was trying to relax here. 🙂
Most of these clothes were either given to me after the fire, or purchased used. Even my Clark sandles were a free find at our recycle trailer. Did you notice anything in these pictures? Anything at all? Were you paying attention? Perhaps you need to look through them again? Go ahead, I’ll wait…
Did you notice? Well, if you take a close look, I’m wearing the same skirt in all, but one, of these pictures. You couldn’t tell could you?! I purposely wore the same skirt all week, to prove even YOU couldn’t tell. Why? To PROVE to you, even if you only have ONE SKIRT you CAN dress modestly, wearing it everyday if needed. No one I met all week; noticed I had the same skirt on. Mixing and matching some tops was all that was needed.
So if your sitting on the fence, not sure what to do with your ONE SKIRT, here is your challenge! As long as you have a variety of coordinating tops you’ll do just fine! Try it, I dare you! And have FUN with it!
Then send me YOUR pictures wearing the SAME skirt for a week, I want to see them! (even if you get only 3 days in) I want to see how you change them up and coordinate them and maybe I’ll even share them here with everyone? Imagine, how encouraged everyone will be to see the creativity of other women and the courage they have to send in pictures too?
We’ll call this the “one Skirt Challenge”, are you UP for it? 🙂
God bless you and Mary keep you!
Rita Xo 🙂
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Rita is a Catholic wife, and mother of seven, with three autistic boys. Currently a writer, & published author, she is a former hairdresser, professional make up artist with a degree in Natural Health. She is now a Young Living Distributor. After overcoming a stroke, disabilities, and more, they recently lost everything in a devastating house fire that made them homeless for six months. She is determined to lead souls back to Christ by carrying their crosses with Joy!