My First Fall Festival as a Hooker

Since FirstFest is tomorrow I thought I would share my first experience ever with a Fall Festival. If you need to go to the bathroom at all, I suggest you go and then come back and read this. :)
First you should know that Halloween is hands down my mom's favorite holiday. I know what you are thinking-- it's a miracle I grew up to be normal. :)
My mom went ALL OUT for Halloween. You know those little old ladies who have all the Christmas sweaters and their house looks like a Christmas Store. Well my mom wore a full witches outfit, cackled around the house for weeks and our house was a haunted house.
At the age of 7 I realized I had grown out of being a clown every year and I wanted to be my favorite character in my favorite movie.
Any guesses?
No not Cinderella. Not Ariel. And Hannah Montana wasn't even born yet.
My favorite character was Vivian in Pretty Woman.
I don't know why. I don't know how I had seen that movie at age 7 enough times for it to be my favorite but when the witch of Halloween is your guardian you can only imagine. (Note: I tease my mom here, she is definitely different than most moms... but she is a fabulous mom!) :)
So I put my clown suit in the attic and started on my costume-- I was going to be Vivian. Not Vivian after a massive shopping spree on Rodeo Drive, but Vivian the first 30 minutes of the movie.
You see as a 7 year old I didn't realize that meant I was dressing up as a hooker for Halloween. And my mother did nothing to stop me. Please tell me you are laughing now.
So here is a picture of me at age 7 (girl on right):
Now picture that sweet little girl dressed up like a hooker (you can see the cover of the movie at this link. I didn't want to post it since I know guys read my blog too).
For those visual people, you can imagine: my mom's knee high boots that went all the way up to my thighs, my skirt rolled up as high as I could get it, my shirt twisted inside out (remember that?) so my mid drift was showing, and as much makeup as I could find in my mom's bathroom.
Unfortunately that night it was raining. We went to the mall and it was lame. So my mom in her determination to make Halloween the best night ever started driving around to find something for us.
And that's when we saw the sign: "Free Fall Festival! Lots of Candy!" The tires came to a screech and we pulled right over. We all piled out of the car and walk into this sweet little church in the Heights.
At the first booth I walked up to they asked, "And what you are you for Halloween?"
I proudly proclaimed, "Pretty Woman." There was no shame. I was Vivian, fish net stockings and all.
So here I am exactly twenty years later and the Lord receives full glory-- because this year I'm running the Fall Festival at our church. The Lord always chooses the least of these. I'm so grateful.
So, it doesn't matter if you are dressing up as Bible Man, Spider Man, Hannah or... Vivian, I'd love for you and your family to be our guest for FREE this Saturday from 4-8pm at FirstFest. For more details go to: www.HoustonsFirst.org/FirstFest