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What I Wore: The Funeral Dress

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.

funeral outfit, little black dress

“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.

glitter nail polish, note card“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.

Initiation on All Saints Day – Aleen is behind me.

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.

Valerie Rowekamp

Valerie Rowekamp

Valerie Rowekamp desires to live a stylish, soulful, charmed life while inspiring you to do the same. She's exceptionally resourceful, creative, passionate, and has been known to bust a move in the aisle of the grocery store.
Valerie Rowekamp



5 Responses to What I Wore: The Funeral Dress

  1. She was right in her note….and you are STILL on a journey together. Someday you will meet again! Yay!

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