|Jesus, I trust in You!|
This Sunday, when my heart is weighed down with both my own personal worries and worries for the state of our increasingly God-less world, I find comfort and hope in the words of these prayers (from the Divine Mercy Chaplet) to our merciful Father in Heaven:
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world...
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
I went to 7:00 a.m. Mass alone today, on this glorious Divine Mercy Sunday. You see, my husband is in the air, en route from Paris to NYC, as I write this. It's not as glamorous as it sounds--he's an airline pilot and that's just what he does for a living: he flies planes over the ocean to exotic European locations and back again. (Believe it or not, it gets old; and he says he's never left the house for a trip without wishing he could just stay home instead.)
Aside from having to attend Mass all by my lonesome, I was also left without a fashion photographer for my weekly "What I Wore Sunday" shoot. [Gasp!] So I was faced with the prospect of figuring out how to work the self-timer on my new (actually year-old, but still somewhat new to me) camera. But I didn't want to miss out on the weekly link-up with all my blogging buddies over at Fine Linen and Purple...
Okay, here goes nothin'. Hands placed awkwardly on hips for the slimming effect: check! Goofy embarrassed smile: check!
I normally steer clear of brown, but I love this dress (the style, the fit, and the price), and the peach-colored bolero sweater adds a nice pop of color to an otherwise drab-ish palette.
~Sleeveless dress: Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit Designs (retail: $89.00; I paid $19.99 at B.J.'s Wholesale Club)
~Cotton bolero-style sweater: R & K Originals ($10.99, also from B.J.'s Wholesale Club--better known as my favorite dress boutique)
~Leather "alligator" slingbacks: Liz Claiborne (from Goodwill--only $9.99, and they'd never been worn!)
The only bummer is that at 6:45 this morning, it was so chilly outside that I had to cover up my pretty ensemble with all kinds of cold weather gear: a down parka, a hand-knit "cowl" scarf (made for me by my daughter-in-law this Christmas), and a furry hat (a little something my husband picked up in Moscow once upon a time).
God bless you and yours on this feast of the Divine Mercy...now you should head on over to Fine Linen and Purple and see what everyone else is wearing to church today.