7.10.2016

Wind Beneath My Wings

I had a different type of post planned for today - one which was more serious and with a subdued palette. However, in light of the terrible occurrences on race taking place in the USA, I found myself needing to take a more lighthearted approach. So I had a change of plans. Since my mood has been sorrowful, I tucked the other outfit aside and replaced it with one that brings me joy. 

This is probably one of the shortest posts I've produced thus far. Please forgive me, but I'm sure you can  understand why. The trouble I feel is palpable. If you are aware of what has been taking place in America, you'll understand my emotional state. Thank you for joining me today, and I'll meet you below in the comment section.



Outfit Details - Yellow Riviera Shorts: Ann Taylor Loft; Embroidered Corset Peplum: Anthropologie (years ago); Wide Brim Fedora: via Marshalls; Corey sandals by Sam Edelman

During sad times, I find great joy in donning clothing that provoke the spirit of optimism. For today, I wear one of my favorite tops - a corseted embroidered peplum, the brightest of yellow shorts, and my favorite hat. Though the anguish is still present, I take comfort in this spirited ensemble. and the men in my life.



 


  

I would like to introduce you to two of the three men in my life:
My husband and photographer. My best friend. My love.

My youngest. My love. My athlete. My little buddy.
The joys of my life - my husband and my sons (the oldest wasn't available for the photo shoot. He was busy playing a gig with his college friends). A day doesn't go by without me asking for protection for them. You have read my many posts about flying and soaring. It is the support from the men in my life who give me the strength to do what I love. They truly are the wind beneath my wings. So I decided to have the youngest and husband accompany me on this blog post. You understand why...I adore them.
Stay True,

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59 comments:

  1. Please know that you are not alone in your anguish - many of us share those feelings. Thank you for reminding us that even in times of darkness there is always beauty and love! And thank you for sharing your family with us - I can certainly identify with that desire to protect and keep happy those we love. Blessings of peace to you!

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    1. Thank you Michelle, and peace to you as well.

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  2. I Love you Mrs. Harrison!! Thank you for the support you give to us.

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  3. This is crazy world now. Let´s fight with bad things happening with joy and love...

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    1. This is what I try, but I must admit, it has been difficult.

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  4. I loved that vibrant outfit and your two men! I'm truly sorry for all that is happening in America at the time being - so many unnecessary deaths. It makes living in Australia look even better at the moment. I'm glad you could still shine despite the darkness x

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    1. Thank you kindly, Leanne! I often think of packing my bag and leaving the States.

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  5. OH MY HEART.
    I think this is my favorite post of all.
    Ever.
    <3

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  6. During sad and confusing times, I fall back on "move." Just move. Keep going, and open the mind like vents. I LOVE your version of this, a spirited default that reminds you on the outside, of the hope and gratitude you feel on the inside. Thank you for this post, whoever we are - we need words like the ones you've put here. Also, take me shopping.

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    1. Oh Susan, your words made me smile. I wish shopping could solve all the worlds problems. Wouldn't that be wonderful.

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  7. It is such a difficult time right now--thanks for sharing some light in the otherwise dark and gloomy world right now with your lovely presence and style. You are a beacon and I am so blessed our paths crossed. Blessings to you and to the lovely men in your life as well. :-)

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    1. You're so sweet, Beth Ann. I am glad we crossed paths as well.

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  8. What a fabulous outfit, so bright and uplifting. The location is special too, reminds me of one of my favorite places here. Many times in my life I have seen good come from some very bad things, and I try to keep my faith in that being the case. I know that sometimes the 'good' is a very long time in coming and it's difficult waiting. I also relate to asking protection for your children. I get that. I do this every single day for my own. We should, no matter what. Your family pictures shown here are wonderful, and your love for them comes through in your words. No gifts better than these and there is much to be thankful for in the midst of trouble.

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    1. I am hoping and praying the good will show up soon. It is very unsettling to turn on the television, and I hate having to fear my family leaving the house.

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  9. PERFECT. Thank you for sharing; we all need a dose of optimism right now.

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  10. These are sad and angry times - thank you for this post. "Sometimes the light wins out." and it's such a pleasure to meet your husband and son. xo

    Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Thank you Patti! Thank you very much.

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  11. God bless you and your precious family. I join you in prayers of protection and also asking when all of this is going to stop. Seems there is a new heartbreak every time I turn on the tv. I keep reminding myself love conquers all and HE is listening to our prayers.

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    1. Yes, I know He is listening. I think often how the test always come when you continue to fail it. We must have failed the test previously, because the issue never seems to go away. We have much learning to do.

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  12. Yes, your brightness is what needed. Thanks for sharing a look at your beautiful family!

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  13. Thank you for this heartfelt post. And for sharing your family. We all need prayers of protection these days. Mine for you, your's for me. Hugs....

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  14. You have a beautiful family. I do as well, my eldest daughter is a deputy sheriff, blond hair and blue eyes, with a Hispanic surname. I hope that both our families can be happy, healthy and free from the blight that exists in America today, in our lifetimes.

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    1. That has been and always will be my prayer. Thank you, Laurey.

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  15. Great post! Loved your words, your pictures, and your outfit. Keep expressing joy and love. We all need it.

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  16. I share your feelings too, and love that you chose optimism today. Thank you for sharing the beautiful Black men in your life... sending protection to them today and always.

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  17. Great post Glenda, we are living in some sad times but there is always something to be happy about as well. Let's celebrate that part and look for a better future. You look great in this bright and cheery outfit.
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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  18. Thank you for your thoughtful post and comments. I share in your prayers for protection for your family and mine. Your bright, cheerful outfit is beautiful and so appreciated!

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    1. Thank you and you're very welcome, Cheryl.

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  19. The world is going crazy, that's how I feel. Everywhere people are putting up walls and dividing people into 'us' and ' them', and populist politicians legitimize racism and xenophobia... It is important that we all, everyone, keep talking about these issues. It's up to us, the ordinary, common sense people, to make sure that this does not become the new 'normal', and it is up to us to press the political system for change, however small our actions and voices may seem to us. So, your post is important, because it's part of that choir of small voices taking a stand.

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    1. It seems like we're in the wild wild west, when gun slinging was permitted. Thank you Tiina.

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  20. Glenda,
    It is an extremely difficult time here in the United States. I applaud you for putting on your "happy clothes" and acknowledging the men in your life. I find comfort praying every day over my husband, son, daughter and all my family members.

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    1. Thank you Ugeena. I wish I could place my men in a suit of armor which would protect their bodies as well as their hearts.

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    2. Glenda I can't imagine but I think about it daily and say my prayers. It is heartbreaking.
      I have two sons and you dear woman I thank for putting on your beautiful clothes today.
      For coming here in a broken time and showing us all you are not beaten down.

      I too wish you could put your men in suits of armor. I underderstand the fear of watching them walk ou the door. This has to stop. By the way you have some beautiful black men in your life. Thank you for sharing them today.

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    3. Linda, I love them dearly. They give me life. The pretty clothes seem almost ridiculous in this time of great struggle. But when I feel helpless, it's what I do.

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  21. Hi Glenda, even though I live on the other end of the globe (Sydney, Australia) we are absolutely appalled with that latest tragedy the befall on your country.

    On a brighter note your outfit speaks of unbroken spirit and hope for the better future.
    http://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. It is very tragic. It appears we haven't made advances in race relations. Very unfortunate. But thank you very much for your kind words.

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  22. Thank you for your posts and sharing your beautiful family. I too hold my breath and pray for the safety of my man child each time he leaves home. I rest comfortably when he is safe at home. I love reading your posts and find inspiration in every single one. You are a "friend in my head " to quote Wendy Williams. Thank you again for the words and style you share with us.

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    1. I always give a little chuckle when Wendy makes that statement. But I know exactly what she means. Thank you, I'm honored to be your friend in your head, and very thankful the blog inspires you :) It is a great feeling to exhale upon their return home. Indeed it is.

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  23. Love your beautiful family photos. I am praying for real change in this country.

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  24. I don't often comment because I am ALWAYS multi-tasking. But I had to let you know that I share your sentiments! Raising sons in this world...

    Pam

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    1. Thank you for commenting. I appreciate it :)

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  25. Wow, Glenda, it is true, we are truly sisters! Love your outfit, every thing about it, I am sorry about the state of our union, it is troubling for sure. Living in NY, i see the best of things; diverse people getting along well and flourishing, but I am aware of what is happening in other states, and zip codes even.
    and the there is the wildfire and the drought that I keep reading about. One day at a time? you look beautiful here, and that will cause a small ripple effect, something positive...
    xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/
    (Scary times. Your three men are wonderful and you should be proud!)

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    1. Thank you so much, Elle. I have to hold on to the things that give me joy...the small and the large things. Though clothing may be considered small, it does offer me a kind of refuge.

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  26. Love seeing the photos of your husband and sons. I also have two sons - I love the men in my life! Just have to say that your outfit just makes me feel better. What is it about the color yellow? Just brings a smile, thank you!!

    Cherie
    STYLE NUDGE
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    1. Yellow has long been my favorite color. It immediately puts me in an optimistic spirit. You and I are both blessed to be surrounded by our men.

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  27. Your words brought tears to my eyes and your outfit a smile to my mouth. I just love your blog, Glenda, thank you.

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    1. I can understand your tears, Elizabeth, these are emotional times. Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoy the blog :)

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  28. You are not alone in your anguish! I love your outfit and your outlook. Inspirational!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jeanne. It's comforting to know we are not alone.

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  29. Thank you Glenda for providing a place for conversation about these horrifying events. I cannot imagine what you feel but I'm deeply ashamed of the terrible burden you carry. It is time for change. It has always been time for change.

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