7.06.2013

Modesty and compliments

Last night, I went to the pool with my three kids.  I swam 10 laps (half my goal) and then the "late night swim" caused the pool to fill up.  Thus no swim lane. But after 10 laps, I got out and walked around the pool to cool off my legs a bit. One older grandmother came up to me and inquired if the girl that came with me was my daughter. I replied yes. And she complimented and raved about how nice it was to see her in a modest bathing suit.  She said that she probably sounded old fashioned talking about it.  But she was happy to see a girl the pool in a modest suit.

You can imagine I was so proud and happy and grateful that this woman took the time to compliment  my daughter's choice in bathing apparel. She then went on and inferred that it came to good teaching from me, her mom.  I told her that I was old fashioned too...and valued and appreciated modesty, which had been taught to me by my mother and grandmother.

I had to pay a bit of extra money to get a suit that would cover her.  And, she is the one who carefully picked both of the suits out.  She chose them wisely.  They are stylish and pretty...and yes, modest.

Thank you A*, for being so valiant and faithful!  If you value modesty, take a moment and compliment another teenager!



12 comments:

Lovebug Creations said...

Awww... How sweet is that? And I'm totally with you... I don't want my girls strutting around in teeny tiny bikinis... Way to go for having such a level headed kiddo!!! :)

Sukie said...

Very nice post, I have a teen daughter too and think modesty is so important. I always say your body is a temple not an amusement park! BIF

Pearl Maple said...

that is a lovely moment to appreciate your child through another person's view, love the wisdom of grandmothers

Haidee said...

My parents brought me up that way and I am glad that their is parents still in that mind thinking. Some of us just never get it. Proud of your parenting and your daughter :-D
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MiamiKel said...

I think that's just beautiful :) I think we are missing more of this - be proud of how you are raising her and for your laps - woohoo!

Misty said...

*Pats Mama on the back!

Marie97 said...

It is always nice to hear that we, as parents, are "ding something right". :) TFS from BIF

Zella said...

You're a great mom Dawn! And you had a great mom! And your mom - and you - have great daughters!!! :)

Lynn McAuley said...

Job well done, Mom!

Tammy said...

I hope the grandmother took the time to tell your daughter. Way to go!

Becky said...

Your a great mother Dawn. What an inspirational post.

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

oh so true, Miss adelle....You cannot even pretend to imitate the world without it having a negative effect on you. You are beautiful just as you, you don't need to show off your wares to prove it. Love you! and you parents for paying the extra for the perfect suits.