God is so good and is such a provider – even when all I need provided is a diving board. I was excited to write a post on modesty, but honestly once Saidah gave me the deadline to get the post to her, I have been at a loss as to what to say. Then, last week, a friend sent me an email. She said that her husband and father of two toddlers was having a conversation with a coworker and father of two teenaged daughters — about clothes. The father of the teenaged girls said that girls had to dress the way they dress, because that’s all that’s out there. She said to me:

This I know isn’t true, while it might be harder to find, I know you would NEVER let Kaylee wear these clothes, nor have I seen them on her. I just immediately thought of you and how you talk about the images of women/girls and clothes nowadays and how our society shapes them.

My parents graduated high school in 1966. My mom remembers a Friday afternoon in the winter when a freezing rain hit the little logging town where she lived in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. She remembers the principal making an announcement over the loudspeakers of the school that due to the freezing temperatures, girls would be allowed to wear pants to that night’s football game.

My mom and her friends were so excited. To get to wear pants! What a treat!….

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