• Wed. Jan 26th, 2022

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I Have a Dream and Fresh Starts

It is magnificent to be part of a person following a dream.

Recently I had the awesome privilege to be part of a friend following a dream, a mission from God. My friend Sheri Luckey, writer of the funny blog,  Humor and Honey had a dream back in October that she would sponsor a diva day aka a day of being spoiled rotten for two people. God had placed it on her heart to do something nice for me and another of her friends, Barbara. The event she planned took a small sum of funds so she enlisted some of her friends to contribute towards the cost of the event. It is incredible the way she allowed others to take part in making her vision from God come to be.

For me, it was interesting and a little scary. Sheri sent me an email that said she wanted to do something that would require me to be available from 9 am to 7 pm and not know any of the details. She did say she would tell my husband so he would not be worried about me being gone the whole day. I was a little nervous, but I agreed, Sheri is a really nice and fun person, so I suspected it would be fun. Then a week before the actual day, she needed me to go out with her for two hours one evening to prepare for the big day. I thought I would be able to find out what was going on so I agreed. Well she and a friend picked me up, took me to a very nice area mall and bought me a GORGEOUS suit and two blouses to match. The suit jacket had to be tailored to fit. The tailor did an amazing job. But, this gave me no clue as to what I was going to be doing from 9 am to 7 pm.

 

Well, the big day came and Sheri arrived at my house with her friend Hope. They thought it was so funny to blindfold me and cart me off to destination unknown. Well, destination unknown was Divine Inspiration Hair Salon at 6365 Germantown Avenue in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. Joy Pendleton was in on the surprise (I did not find out until later). She took my hair, which came in looking rather well, there will be no before picture, so that tells you all you need to know.  Joy turned me into this incredible shiny haired, soft to the touch just beautiful in every way person. Let me just say, and I not being compensated in any way for saying this, Joy Pendleton is awesome. I watched her as she took care of several other patrons all of whom left feeling good and looking gorgeous. She treated me as if I was a long time valued customer and made me look forward to coming back again. When she was done I looked and felt great.

 

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Next Barbara and I were whisked off to Lens Friends at 2531 Huntingdon Pike C-1 in Huntingdon Valley,Pa. where we were treated to a photo shoot. We went to an incredible place called Lens and Friends. What is neat about this place is that you take your own pictures using their props and sets. No matter what look you are going for, they have it. So after about 2 hours, we left with a CD full of really wonderful photos.  Which Kim Oliver has agreed to edit, retouch and work her magic on before presenting them to us. The owner also helped with lighting, picking shots backgrounds and the like.  In addition to photos, I noticed you could also purchase mouse pads, mugs and many other items. The location also does birthday parties.  There is also a monthly networking event which I am looking forward to attending.

 

 011913 portrait w suit and orange blouse
After the photo shoot photographer Kim Oliver who was in on the surprise treated us to a wonderful array of appetizers and refreshing drinks. Another sweet thing was Kim’s mom, Mama O who was also so tickled to be part of our Diva Day. After appetizers, drinks and Kim’s wonderful massaging chair our chariot whisked us off to Yangming restaurant in Bryn Mawr, Pa. where Keisha joined us for dinner. The food was amazingly delicious as it always is at Yangming. The best part of the dinner was the company. The women were so incredible, funny, smart and interesting. We talked and laughed and teased and shared philosophy and conspiracy theories. If you ever need a great group of women to hang out with, call Sheri and the crew.

 

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In sum, if you are ever lead by God to do something, it will be a blessing for you and for the recipients. Sheri was blessed by providing Barbara and I with a wonderful experience.  It was a life changing experience for me which I will share more about in days to come.
31 thoughts on “I Have a Dream and Fresh Starts”
  1. Thanks! It was a wonderful day and I will always remember this sweet and wonderful gift. It was just such a generous and amazing surprise.

  2. Awwww this really brought tears to my eyes. What a sweet and wonderful thing to do! I absolutely love it and your photos are gorgeous 🙂

  3. You are so sweet . Thank you for your kind words. It was a wonderful day and I am so happy to have been given such a wonderful gift.

  4. Thanks Uneeka! It was a great day, not just for the material perks, which were awesome, but for the friendships that were started!

  5. Thanks Amiyrah! It was such a wonderful thing and here we are days later and I am still glowing and speechless with amazement and gratitude for such a kind gift.

  6. Oh my gosh, this brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful thing to do for a friend, especially a great friend like you. I’m so happy that you enjoyed your day and God bless Sheri for wanting to do this for you.

  7. Girl the before pics are scary. But when I get them I will post the before and the after pics I am still waiting to get. I am so excited and grateful for the experience.

  8. Thanks. I am loving it! It has been a few days and I am still glowing and feeling very blessed and fortunate.

  9. OMG, it was so great of them to do this and you are rockin’ it all – hair and clothes – chica!!! Own it!

  10. Hey Saidah! Our God is good isn’t He.I know he gives us major miracles, but He also gives us little miracles. The whole thing reminded me of how the Bible says even the rocks will cry out. I felt blessed and saw God’s majesty in it all.

  11. Oh my word!! Janeane you look MAGNIFICENT!! The Bible says we will reap what we sow and I can attest that you have down do much good into the lives of the people you know. I’m so glad you have sweet friend who recognize and appreciate you.

  12. Hey Pam! Thanks. I really loved that day. I am still glowing with happiness from how wonderful a day it was. My husband was so thrilled at his gorgeous young looking wife. He feels happy as if something good happened for him.

  13. Thanks Kali. Wait until I get the CD and you see the rest of the pictures. It was the best day. I didn’t realize how much I wanted and needed a day like that until it happened. It was really one of those days people dream about.

  14. Beautiful! Now I understand why your husband wanted you on the hangout last night. Your hair is BEAUTIFUL!

    Congrats you deserved the day of pampering!

  15. Glad you had a good time, Janeane.You are so deserving. I am glad to know you have such a good friend who did something so wonderful for you. The pictures of you are absolutely beautiful.

  16. Hey Shannon!!!!!! Thank you for your kind words. I am looking forward to seeing the rest of the photos it was such a great experience.

  17. You really deserve this special treatment. I love the photos

  18. Thanks for your kind words, Janeane! I had a blast! Thanks for being a good sport and for trusting me 🙂

  19. Thank you Brandi. It was such a surprise and a wonderful thing. I have not had that much attention and spoiling by so many people since my wedding and I am just awed and overhwelmed by it all.

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