I first saw this brand new vintage Jeff Bade frock months ago in an opshop. Thinking that my second trimester frame didn’t do it justice, I left it in peace. To my surprise, I saw the dress again when I stumbled into the same opshop again recently. It’s as if it’d been waiting for me all this time. I was doubly surprised to find that it still accommodated my much bigger third trimester bulge. Even though I’ve been holding back from buying clothes during this pregnancy, the frock was half price, so I saw it as a godsend.
Actually, since it came from the opshop, it should really be a ‘third chance’ dress hey?
This ‘third chance’ dress reminds me of how many second and third chances God has given me in my life. Instead of giving up on me because of my stubbornness and rebellious nature, He has given me opportunity after opportunity to make better choices in life to improve my habits and character traits. I am a completely different person because of God’s patience.
No wonder the prophet Jeremiah said that “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Every new day is a renewed chance from God.
I am looking forward to wearing this ‘third chance’ dress after MiniKee #2 is born (in about 1.5 months time! Yikes!), by then I’ll probably call the blog post ‘Fourth Chance’ because hopefully, I’ll be able to style it with a belt! A girl can always dream right? :)