Yes, we are a headcovering family. Yes, this is an old photo....August 2005, to be precise. And besides everyone being older now, we are missing Miss Emily in this photo. Goodness, I need to get a family picture done soon! We don't really do alot of pictures, but we need to. Either way...
We are a covering family. My problem is how to make it work on the youngers. In this photo, only our olders are wearing one. The other two daughters do wear them now, but Miss Emily is just 2 years old. It's rather difficult to keep a covering on her unless it's a kapp style, which tends to make folks think we are Mennonite.
Not that I have a serious problem with our being thought of as Mennonite -- really, just wearing modest clothing and a covering makes folks immediately think of Amish, Mennonite, Catholic or LDS -- but, truth in fact, we are not Mennonite or any of those other religions. I simply don't want to give someone the wrong impression.
Our coverings are a hanging veil style, not really connected with any particular religious group. Hanging veils don't really lend themselves easily to toddler heads, however. They slip and slide all over and just don't last long. Kapp styles, on the other hand, work perfectly, but do give off certain religious overtones.
So, what do I do? We believe it is easier to have the girls always wear coverings. Not simply when they reach an age of accountability, but as a normal part of their life. I just haven't hit upon the right covering yet.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.
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