Hymn of Promise

In the bulb there is a flower; in the seed, an apple tree; in cocoons, a hidden promise; butterflies will soon be free! In the cold and snow of winter there's a spring that waits to be, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

There's a song in every silence, seeking word and melody; there's a dawn in every darkness, bringing hope to you and me. From the past will come the future; what it holds, a mystery, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

In our end is our beginning; in our time, infinity; in our doubt there is believing; in our life, eternity. In our death, a resurrection; at the last, a victory, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see. ~~ words & music by Natalie Sleeth, 1986 United Methodist Hymnal

Friday, June 5, 2009

Blogland's Next Top Model!!

Yes, it's true! I am Blogland's next top model! (LOL) Some of you may remember that I did a photo shoot (that's what we call it in the biz!) last fall for Diane magazine. Diane magazine is the magazine that "Curves" puts out 4 times a year. And they selected me for one of their Body Love sections in the magazine! Can you believe it! I still can't! I originally said I liked my boobs best because when I was skinny...a long time ago...they weren't bad, but being fat only added to them! (LOL) Of course I was being funny! So seriously I said I loved my arms...yeah they're still too big but because I work out at Curves they ain't too flabby! But mostly because you use your arms to give people hugs! They liked me, they really liked me! And today we received the magazine! I'm a celebrity at my own Curves! The owner is going to have a special magazine signing! I told ya'll that I wouldn't really look like myself because they did my hair totally different and my makeup totally different! But that's my blouse I'm wearing! It turned out better than I thought! I'm not too embarassed! So as promised I'm sharing my magazine shot with all my friends in Blogland!
Oh! did I tell you I do runway too?! One of the members of the Curves I work at did a fashion show and tea for the mother's and daughters at the alzheimer's daycare she volunteers for and she asked me to model! I got to wear 2 beautiful outfits! And here we all are!
The lady to the far left is my friend Teresa that hosted the fashion show, then my friend Debbie, moi, and my friend Shelby. They are all members of the Curves where I work! I love that place! I wanted to buy that top but it was $149 dollars!!!!!! Yikes! See what a giant I am compared to everyone else! Alas, I was not born with a petite bone in my body! Well, I hope you are all properly impressed! (LOL) That's all the bragging I'm gonna do about that! God Bless! Lauralu :)


  1. girl...you are gorgeous!!! You deserve this...and a big hug! congratulations!!!
    now I can say I have a friend who is a famous model!!!

  2. Oh Laura Lu, you are gorgeous! I am not surprised you were picked for the cover. Thanks for sharing!...Christine

  3. Oh, Laura Lu, look how gorgeous you are! You're beautiful! I love your picture on the magazine and you are the true top model or Blogland!
    You're the prettiest one of the bunch! Don't tell your friends. :)
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  4. You look beautiful! And I would have wanted to keep that top, too! : )

  5. Oh Lauralu! What a wonderful photo! I'll tell my friend who goes to Curves to look for you in her Diane magazine! How exciting!! Hope you are having a great weekend...Debbie

  6. You look marvelous! I came on over from Christine's Travel. Your blog title caught my eye! Good for you! I would love your height, I'm only 5'2" and shrinking! LOL! Take care of that new body! Luanne

  7. LauraLu--You look gorgeous!!!! Your magazine cover just takes my breath away. You go girl!! Please let me know when the signing is. This definitely calls for a celebration lunch and the wedding will be over on Saturday. Let's get together. Have a wonderful and blessed week-Susan

  8. LauraLu! You're a STAR!! How beautiful you are....congratulations.


  9. Wow, LauraLu - congratulations - I'm impressed! Now, how about a hot fudge Sundae - or would that break the rules at Curves : )

  10. Lauralu, you look FAB U LOUS! I knew you would, and that's why I haven't been over to see the photo! I didn't want to get all mad at you for being so pretty. (just kidding - sort of!) I am a little envious. If we ever do get together, I KNOW I don't want to have my picture made with you! CONGRATULATIONS COVER GIRL! laurie

  11. All I can say is you are one GORGEOUS babe!! Congrats on the photo cover! Now I can say I know a Super Model!! Seriously, you look beautiful!!!! :-) L~

  12. Lauralu Congrats to you my friend...How fun and girl you are just Beautiful...May you have a great day....hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  13. Hi Laura Lu, you are a lovely girl....and I so enjoyed your post.

    Thanks for your kind comment at Bella Vista...it will be a joy to get to know you. Come back soon.



Hello and God Bless! Thank you for visiting "Hidden Promise"! It's wonderful to get comments from you all! I think they are a great way to show our love, care and support of each other! Have a wonderful day! Lauralu :)