TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - For the past three months, a group of Tallahassee women-owned businesses, have collaborated to provide a deserving local mother with a total makeover.
WTXL was there back in May, as Judith McNeeley's learned -- she was the recipient. We've checked in throughout the progress, and tonight -- her big reveal at Fabrik in Midtown.
Family, friends and fellow moms....amazed to see Judith's transformation.
"I just almost cried when she came in," claims her son Smith. "It was just a beautiful moment."
In May, this mother of 6 adopted boys learned that her husband David, Lead Pastor at Wildwood Church, nominated her for the Total Mommy Makeover...for all the right reasons.
"Since becoming a mom, I think that she has not had at all, sort of the focus, the effort, the energy to give to it," explains David McNeely, but for years she's wanted to do a full blown makeover. So I was a pretty proud dude over there, enjoying watching her, enjoy it."
For the past three months, Judith has been pampered like a mother normally doesn't get to be, but she's enjoyed every minute of it.
Hair, skin, nails, makeup, teeth whitening, botox, lazer, fashion, fitness...all transforming her on the outside and inside.
According to organizer Lisa Davis, "I think what's been the coolest part about this is her spirit. We focus a lot on the outside and transforming her from the outside, but I think people don't realize is that it's actually an inward process too."
Wednesday night she lit up the room.
"I think she looks good, hot, beautiful. I really like it," says another one of McNeely's sons. "I like her hair and everything. The people that did this are fabulous. I love it."
Judith says, "I always wanted to inspire women to be who God made them to be, and with these women, I just saw that and I thought, okay I've forgotten how to do that, and so they reminded me how to do that and they reminded me that it's okay to take care of myself. It's been fun!"
Organizers are now looking for their next mommy to makeover. Email your nomination to Lisa at ImageByLisa@yahoo.com
She will select the next winner on January 1st.