August 8, 2011

coat of many colors

Ya'll know the story...

Joseph tended his father’s flocks with his half brothers. Jacob loved Joseph more than any of his other children because Joseph had been born to him in his old age. One day he gave Joseph a special gift -- a beautiful robe.” AKA “made him a coat of many colors.” In that time, everyone had a coat. These coats or cloaks were used to keep warm, carry belongings and even to serve as security for a loan. Most coats were plain and about knee length. However, the coat Jacob gave his son was colorful, ankle length, and probably more like what royalty wore.

Several weeks ago I get a message from Bill's cousin on facebook. She wanted to let me know that her daughter, Maggie, who was a flower girl in our wedding made me a Jacob's coat of many colors during Vacation Bible School. She brought it home and proclaimed that this was for Allison, because she is the most fashionable person in our family. How sweet is that!? I told her that it completely made my day, and was honored to be named "most fashionable." So, Bill's Aunt and Uncle came to visit a couple weeks ago, and brought the coat of many colors to me. Are you ready to see this? It is by far the most fashionable thing I own...

Love it! I will treasure my coat of many colors forever and ever. Thank you Maggie, I love you!

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