I have always been fascinated with crowns and the whole pageantry thing. I used to dream of winning crowns like Miss USA or Miss America. I have no idea why I had this fascination but I did.
This is an old pageant picture from the 80-somethings. It was one of the first crowns I won, and I was so proud of it. My mother was too, and she thought I needed my picture taken wearing it. I remember the exact place this picture was taken so many years ago.
Oh that hair, and look at those perfectly curled under curls. Long before there were straight irons, we used curling irons and hot rollers.
I remember this beautiful purple dress very well. My grandmother made it for me, and I loved it. I thought it was the perfect pageant dress, and it was worn many times. I still have this dress, something I will always treasure.
My parents allowed me to enter my first pageant at the age of twelve. I was twelve in this picture.
I’ll never forget the early years, all the pageantry experiences and opportunities. It was during those years, I learned many life lessons.
The bible teaches us to never despise small beginnings, and the Lord rejoices to see the work begin. I had no idea of the work he was doing and beginning in life back then, or how he was preparing me for the future. He was paving a way for me today, for such a time as this. A time to share my experiences and life lessons with others through a beautiful girl’s ministry called Princess Charm School.
Never despise small beginnings. Bad hairdos or corky smiles.
Never throw out or hide the old pictures your mother made you take years ago.
They are all steps and stages of your life. Your life being orchestrated and guided by a brilliant Father who loves you, cares about you and rejoices in you.
A Father who is faithful to finish the good work He has begun in you.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and know He is guiding you, and directing you on the path of a beautiful future. As long as you remain in fellowship with Him.
Royal Blessings to you,