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11/12/2010

Hi all,

As I sit here today looking at the gigantic scar on my stomach I realize that our amazing bodies are just the carriage for our souls in this human experience, and when it's all said and done I know my body will have plenty of "character" to show my "purpose-lived life." I have a head start on most people, as I already have scars on my body from head to toe. I'm starting to look like a well loved doll with lots of patches and mending. My first scars came when I was bit by a dog on my face at age 5. Many times throughout my life I have thought about having them fixed because, hey, it's my face, but then I remind myself that true beauty shines from the inside out, with or without scars. I'm not one to conform to the "beauty rules" anyway! So my new scar is just one more souvenir to remind me of how precious life is.

"I just hope God does not get bored of dreaming me."

- Author unknown

Love, Pearl

P.S. We are working on a new beautiful wear and should have images online next week. And, oh, how I appreciate everyone's patience with the delay.

"But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things."

- Vincent van Gogh

25 comments:

Thespa McLaughlin said...

Well said. Hugs!

Pirre said...

Good, keep going on! life will allways give You marks ...however! Hugs, Pirjo

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

You are definately loved for your beauty, which resignates inside and out! Much love to you from one of your biggest fans, T

GardenDesigner said...

Oh! I hope you are alright!! Sending you blessing and prayers for a quick recovery for what ever it was!!

We will all look forward for what ever comes our way from you both! New notes, blogs, Clothes... (PURSES???)
Love it all !

Keep smiling! and give your self a Big HUG!!!

~Vanessa
Http://www.RhinestoneContessa.com

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

I agree whole-heartedly, we are all a piece of God's beautiful work.

Love the Van Gogh quote, we were just in San Francisco seeing some of his works, it blew our minds and our hearts dreamed about it for days.

Glad you're better. Can't wait to see the new clothes.
xoxo~Tracie

Mary Kay said...

Dear Robin
Although we have never met I feel I know you through your beautiful clothes I ware of yours, and your beautiful soul. I am so glad that your are healing from surgery. The scars you carry are of the body and we are not the body. I so look forward to seeing all your new things. God Bless Robin and John
Mary Kay

Pam said...

Wishing you a full recovery and glad your operation went well. Your creations are so beautiful as is your happy and appreciative soul. xx

Preemie Donna said...

I think scares can be a reminder of how far God can bring us, Bella's tiny scar reminds me of what a blessing she is and how God gave her to us.

Anonymous said...

Oh, you Old Soul Pearl... you touched it so beautifully.
Healing time is important, we need to stop ..and think..
May God keep you in his hands.

Barbara S.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Bravo, absolutely beautiful!

Hugs,
Anne

Fresh Linen said...

I too believe every scar, wrinkle, nick and scratch is a reminder of where I've been and what I've done in my life. I do not believe in surgeries to change who I am. I celebrate every mark as it reminds me I survived and have joy in my heart and life. I love your post. I hope many, many will read it. Carol Robinson

trash talk said...

I believe scars are life's beauty marks. Just like snowflake designs, they make each of us unique.
Debbie

CarLe Etc. said...

Sending prayers your way,sweetie...You are a beautiful soul inside and out...now don't you forget that...Hugs & Blessings~~~Carolyn

Riki Schumacher said...

I hope you recover quickly. Your pieces are just gorgeous, would love to own one someday. Take care, Riki

Witch of Stitches said...

If we're lucky, we are patchwork people, stitched together and repaired here and there, well worn and most of all, well loved.
You create such beauty, very inspiring, No matter how many stitches hold you together, no matter how many scars, you are beautiful, draped in lace, radiating the joy that creativity brings.

Counting Your Blessings said...

I read something this morning. I'll try to paraphrase it and still give it justice...
"Our testimony is like a scar - It is proof that you have been in God's presence. That you have been at a point of giving up and God stepped in and rescued you."

((Hugs))... Polly

gretchen said...

I also have a scar on my face from a dog bite, I was only a little older than you when it happened...still, it's there and at times it bothered me, too.
Now, it's just a 'beauty scar'...proves I've lived an interesting life.

Bohemian said...

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. ~
Kahlil Gibran

I'm so glad you have the right perspective about life's scars, very well said ... and I'm glad that the Miracle of healing is touching your body and Spirit after such a difficult time. Can't wait to see your latest creations... but remember to take the time to rest, recuperate and allow full healing to take place before you press on.

Hugs... Dawn... The Bohemian

time-worn interiors said...

I think you are lovely no matter what! Glad you are better now! Spring is right around the corner!
Theresa
aka:TOT

Anonymous said...

So glad you are feeling better Robin! We have all been praying for you. It's more important that you feel good, we can all wait for more beautiful clothing, just rest and take the time you need, ok.

Scars, stretch marks from child bearing, wrinkles- it's all good as long as we can drench ourselves in Magnolia Pearl.

You are so beautiful inside and out, no one notices a scar and if it ever bothers you sweetie-just cover it in vintage lace and all is right with the world ;) At least that's what I do since discovering your fabulous designs. I put on my Magnolia Pearl and everything not so good in the world just goes away.

Hugs to you and John from Michelle (MN)

Curtains In My Tree said...

I sure hope your scars heal quickly. I have a scar that would scar frankenstein(hidden under my clothing)

Robin
I am another person who loves yours clothing line and I have never got to see it in person like at the Texas Marburger show hoever I crave it.
I just love the lace line showing.

Janice

Anonymous said...

Oh, Pearl,
I have been out of the Country and not on line for weeks. I'm so sorry you were sick but pleased that you are doing better and shining your beautiful love and light on the world!
Your new clothing is delicious!!! Just when I think I can't love it more, I do!!!!! You are a genius even when you are sick -- How do you do it????
Im sending you, hugs, love and chicken soup!!!
You are wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.
XOXOXOXOXO,
C.J.

Joolz said...

Thank you Robin for inspiring me. I love your creations & have just received my copy of Where Women Create. Just beautiful! Can't wait to see your new range.
Joolz x

TruWhim said...

Well, scars or no you are one the the most beautiful women I have ever seen. We all have flaws I love your perspective on them. Huge hugs and warm fuzzies.
Michelle

summer said...

i think i was just changed a little bit by experiencing your website! AMAZING!! so glad you exist. love, summer