Photo taken in Scotts Head, Dominica by Mr. Craig Thompson

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The great cover up.....

My Mamaw really disliked having a tan, so she would cover up any tan she got on her face with powder.  With Mamaw working outside so much in the summertime, she of course, was going to get a tan and those were the days long before sunscreen.



My Mom asked me to go to Mamaw's house with her yesterday.  After the last time I was there, I had said I wouldn't go back.  You see, my Mamaw passed away in May of 2011, just 4 months shy of her 100th birthday.  She meant the absolute world to me.  How blessed I was to be as old as I am and still have my Mamaw.   Since her death, nobody has lived in her house and it's run down so much.  My cousin bought it, but I don't know what his plans are for it.  When Mom called and asked if I wanted to go with her, I just couldn't tell her no.  And, when I walked into the back bedroom and saw a couple of containers of the face powder that my Mamaw used, I was reminded of the story of her not wanting her tan to show, and I just had to bring one of the containers home with me.  When I opened the lid, sweet memories came to mind of hugging Mamaw and smelling that Airspun face powder.




I got to thinking about how we all I try to cover up things in our lives my life that we I would rather others not see or know anything about.  Mamaw's powder probably concealed the tanned skin underneath.  And, most of the time we're probably able to hide our faults and insecurities from others, and even our SINS.  But, no matter how hard we try we cannot hide those things from the Lord.  We might as well just be open and honest and come right out and admit it all to HIM because He already knows!  But, then we can also count on that promise He gives us in His word that I'm reminded of in my morning walks.....



AMEN?
Amen!!!

Breathing in Grace,





11 comments:

  1. Amen!!! By the way, that is the only face powder I will use---soft and silky and it smells so good, thanks to my Grandmother who used it too. Blessings sweet friend.

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    1. It does smell so good!! I think sharing that powder has brought back some sweet memories for many of us and our Grandmothers!! ;-)

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  2. Amen!!! Just as your Mamaw's powder covered her tan, so the precious blood of our Saviour covers our sins...
    (Funny, as soon as I saw that container I could practically smell the scent of that powder!)

    Beckey
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    1. Oh, that's such a HUGE COVER-UP....Jesus' blood!!! Thanks for that awesome AMEN!!!

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  3. Beautiful message today Deb. The powder box brought back sweet memories for me too...my Momma used that same brand. She didn't wear any other make-up but lipstick. Yep, you have blessed me with a wonderful message and sweet memories. ((hugs))

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    1. I'll have to keep that box of powder, even if I do pour the powder out eventually. I just can't part with it because of the memories!! HOPE you've had a great week, Ms. Mary. Tomorrow is FRIDAY....YAY!!!

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  4. Amen indeed! Awww, Deb, I know how much you treasured your Mamaw. My grandmother (with whom I grew up in the same house) passed away just 4 months shy of her 100th birthday, too. Her last child just passed away last month at the age of 102. My grandmother was who I patterned my life after because she loved me for the person that I was. I do miss her, even though she died in the 80's. I also understand your point you are making here with the spiritual side and I couldn't agree with you more.

    Hugs to you, Sweet Lady.

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    1. What a precious story about your precious Grandmother. What a God-thing about our Grandmothers both being about the same age at the time God called them home. I still miss mine desperately, just like you. I miss your blogging, but am so glad you still stop by and comment!!! HOPE you have a great weekend!

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  5. Amen indeed! Lovely memories shared. Thank you!

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    1. Thanks so much, Ms. Terri. HOPE you enjoy your day off tomorrow and have a great weekend!

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  6. Oh, Deb, as I looked at the photo of your Mawma's powder, I could smell the scent of the powder my Grandma used to use! We do try to cover up what is underneath, don't we. A wonderful post!

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