Monday, March 17, 2014

St. Patrick’s Day Green and a Lilla Rose Winner ~ My Daughters’ Modest Monday

Top ‘o the morning to you! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! J

I love St. Patrick’s Day, and not just because I love green.

Despite what the world thinks, we Christians know that St. Patrick’s Day is not about drinking green beer and wearing scads of green plastic beads.

I love St. Patrick’s Day because it honors a missionary.

We do wear green, and we have a special family meal with Irish Soda Bread and green punch. We tell St. Patrick’s Day jokes and laugh at them even though they don’t change from year to year and everyone knows the punch lines.

But we also tell the story of St. Patrick and talk about the trinity.

Patrick was born somewhere around 385 AD in Wales under the name of Maewyn. A pagan, he was captured and sold into slavery by Irish raiders when he was 16 years old. During his six years of slavery, he grew closer to God and, after his escape, he studied in a monastery. As he studied, he heard God’s call to return to Ireland to preach the gospel. Maewyn adopted the Christian name of Patrick, and the church eventually appointed him as the second bishop to Ireland.

Despite several arrests and escapes, he was very successful in his missionary work, establishing monasteries, schools, and churches. He retired after thirty years on the mission field, and we celebrate March 17 because that is the day of his death.

The shamrock has become a symbol of St. Patrick’s Day and, although it is not substantiated, it is generally believed that Patrick used the three leaves of the shamrock to demonstrate the trinity – how the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are all separate yet one.

So, for St. Patrick’s Day, girls in green…. J

What the 14yo wore ~

Denim skirt ~ one of her usual favorites ~ a peasant skirt made from pre-ruffled fabric with one seam stitched up the back
Green-striped shirt ~ Liz Claiborne brand found at thrift store on half-off day
Brown Mary Janes ~ Payless sale

What the 12yo wore ~

Beige skirt ~ Sonoma brand found at thrift store on half-off day
Green-striped shirt ~ Walmart purchase given as a gift
Brown Mary Janes ~ maybe Kohl’s? I can’t remember for sure. J

Lilla Rose flexi ~ oblong bun in size large Music Lover flexi
Lilla Rose flexi ~ oblong bun in size large Classic Etched Cross flexi


What a thrill to see all the entries for the Lilla Rose giveaway last week! I was particularly excited to see your enthusiasm for their products. Lilla Rose has some beautiful, top-quality hair accessories. My girls and I wear ours every day. J It has made fixing my hair sooo much easier!

So…our winner is ~~

Southern Ladye

Congratulations!!! Send me an email through the Contact Me page at your earliest convenience, and I’ll let you know what information I need.

Thank you to all who entered!

Do you wear green for St. Patrick’s Day?

{Most of this information on St. Patrick’s Day originally appeared on this blog on March 13, 2012. My information came from Wikipedia and the Huffington Post.}

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  1. Thank you SO much for continuing to do your daughter's modest Monday posts! My little girl (almost 8 years old) and I look forward to seeing what your girls are wearing and how they have done their beautiful hair! It is SO refreshing to see young ladies dressing for the Lord! Thank you for taking the time to do these posts! You and your girls are an inspiration to us!

    1. Thank you, Tricia, for your kind words of encouragement. I appreciate the time you take here! :-)

  2. Your daughters look lovely! Modest is hottest!!!
    “hugs” Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique
    Have a very terrific weekend!!

  3. I enjoyed reading about St Patrick's Day and I always enjoy seeing what your daughters are wearing.


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