Thursday, April 16, 2009

MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL WHO'S THE FAIREST?????

In about 9 hours I will be getting up to catch a plane to São Paulo. Flying to a women's conference by myself is both scary and exciting! SEPAL is the organization putting it on and they work in Brazil to help grow the church. This will be their 1st Women's Conference for women in ministry. The kick off is tomorrow afternoon with a women's tea and the release of a new book for women. I had the privilege of writing one of the chapters on the subject of women and beauty. How ironic, then, that I am going to this book release feeling very ugly. I mean, I haven't felt this ugly in a long time. Here's what happened: I went to the beauty salon to cut and dye my hair (to look beautiful for this conference) and unfortunately, chose a color that is too blonde and doesn't flatter me at all. (It's been painful to look at myself in the mirror.) The beautician also cut my hair too short on the sides, making my cheeks puff out in a piggy kind of way. I've wondered about having my hair re-dyed, but would that be a "vain" expense? I decided it was, so I'm going to look ugly with the hope that upon arrival at the conference, God will wave his magic wand and turn me into Cinderella.

6 comments:

The 4 Poppies said...

Mom! This is so weird! I didn´t know you were going to a book release!! Wow!

Dugans said...

awww... i have been thinking that you are positively beautiful! have fun!!!!

Michelle said...

Back the truck up! You're beautiful, mom, even if you're hair were bright purple!

prairierose said...

Thanks, girls.

Linda said...

I just saw this. It reminded me of prayer time at Co-op two weeks ago. I was reading the prayer request card of a friend whose elderly parents are living with her--both in very poor health and suffering from dementia. So, her requests were the usual requests for that situation. Then, I started laughing when I read the last request on the card which was "Please pray for my highlights that when I do them tomorrow they don't come out yellow like they did the last time." That was the first time I had ever prayed for someone's highlights! (BTW, her hair turned out great!) The funniest part was she is not a person preoccupied with her looks. I think that with all she has on her plate, she just didn't want to deal with a bad hair day.

Congrats on the book and the new look! Will you be doing a book tour to the States?

prairierose said...

haha! Too funny!