I was inspired by my Mom who taught me some basic sewing skills and encouraged me to take sewing classes in junior high and high school. When I was in junior high my mom made a few blouses for me. She let me pick out the fabric and patterns and I remember her telling me that no one else would have a top like mine; it was one-of-a-kind.
My mom made my dress for my junior high graduation. I loved the fabric–that it was floor length with a ruffle and that no one else had that dress!
My mother inspired me to appreciate my individuality as I wore clothing unique to me. She was also the driving force behind learning to sew for myself. As I have used this skill in my life, it has turned into a talent and a hobby that I have enjoyed sharing with others. Like the dress she made for my Junior High Graduation, my mom was truly one of a kind.
When I think of that, I’m reminded of my individual worth and D&C 18:10 — Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God.