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This morning/afternoon, I attended the funeral of Aleen. Aleen and I spent the greater part of 2009 as catechumens preparing to be fully initiated into the Catholic faith.
I am unsure whether or not I intended this to a “funeral dress” when I bought it but that seems to be the only time I wear it (or loan it to my sister to wear).
Sometimes clothing tells stories and I wonder what this dress would say….I tend to experience a plethora of emotions while wearing it.
“pearl lined” dress H&M | watch (gifted) Macy’s | tights Target | patent slingbacks BCBGirls via Nordstrom clearance
I love handwritten notes and I’ve found myself reading this one over and over and over.
“I am so glad we were on this journey together.”–as am I 🙂
She gave me a few spiritual trinkets and this one is my “worry coin”. I hold it and rub it and it magically absorbs my concerns. I held onto it from the time I got dressed until it was time to take communion at mass.
Aleen had a weak body but a very very strong spirit.
I will miss her and I feel so grateful for our time together. She was and will continue to be a light in my life and spiritual journey.