Children born during one's youth are like arrows in a warrior's hand...blessed is the man whose quiver if full of them
Monday, May 16, 2011
I was at my oldest daughter's violin recital this past weekend and I watched a sweet girl walk in and sit down with her grandmother and mother. As we sat and listened to the beautiful music being played, I noticed the grandmother slip her hand over gently and push her grand-daughter's bra strap under her dress because it was showing. ( Because in HER time, it would have never been proper for a young lady to be showing her bra strap!) My how things have changed! The young girl looked a touch annoyed with her grandmother but did nothing to the other shoulder which showed the other strap. In fact, I was almost convinced that she intionally moved her arm so her dress would slip again to SHOW her bra strap!
Now, I know it is a different generation but it grieves my heart so much that young ladies, (and some not so young) really have lost any sense of modesty! Girls walk around in shirts that really leave nothing to the imagination. Having 8 sons, one being 17, I realize the impact that half/dressed girls can have on a male! We teach our boys to look away, resisting the urge to lust and stare but even a glance makes it very difficult for them! If only the girls would realize that is so much better for them to keep themselves pure and simple visually! Men ARE attracted to that even MORE! Yes, men are attracted by sight but only physically and that will fade! But attraction to purity and internal beauty last eternally!
Having 3 girls, now 4, it is such a temptation to dress the way of what is "popular". And finding clothes that even fit "normally" is a struggle sometimes! (I'm glad the layered look is in because it takes many layers to cover up what some people would not cover!) So, my girls have found a great way around showing bra straps and what the bra actually is supposed to cover under shirts! Sometimes it is not easy and we have had some limit issues that have been addressed before they happen. But this weekend, as I watched one generation correct another generation in what I feel has been lost, I knew I must continue to make sure my girls grow up knowing what is right and good in God's eyes. Hopefully a conviction to dress in the way that would please their God! I am SURE that does not include flaunting bra staps!