Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Pair of Shoes

A Pair of Shoes

I am wearing a pair of shoes. They are ugly shoes. Uncomfortable shoes. I hate my shoes. Each day I wear them, and each day I wish I had another pair. Some days my shoes hurt so bad that I do not think I can take another step. Yet, I continue to wear them. I get funny looks wearing these shoes. They are looks of sympathy. I can tell in others eyes that they are glad they are my shoes and not theirs. They never talk about my shoes. To learn how awful my shoes are might make them uncomfortable. To truly understand these shoes you must walk in them. But, once you put them on, you can never take them off. I now realize that I am not the only one who wears these shoes. There are many pairs in this world. Some women are like me and ache daily as they try and walk in them. Some have learned how to walk in them so they don’t hurt quite as much. Some have worn the shoes so long that days will go by before they think about how much they hurt. No woman deserves to wear these shoes. Yet, because of these shoes I am a stronger woman. These shoes have given me the strength to face anything. They have made me who I am. I will forever walk in the shoes of a woman who has lost a child.

-Author unknown


Betty said...

So beautiful and well written. I had to keep reading to get the idea of it. LoL. I spent the first few sentences thinking, "Man Holly, just get a new pair!" I love it though. Very true, you never understand what another person is going through until you slip those shoes on...

Anonymous said...

Wow, I thought when I was reading gosh Holly if you need a pair shoes Aunt Nancy will buy you a pair. Then I read on and it is so true. When people who don't know what others are going through. It is true the Lord does carry us through rough times. So always remember that when your shoes are heavy and tired just look up and he will carry you. "With open arms, he'll carry you it's no secret what God can do". It is so like the song said. I remember singing that song in church. To many that follow just know that God is here for all of you and will carry you when your shoes are heavy and feet are tired. But what a piece that holds so true in many different aspects of our lives. Hvae faith in God and he will guide you through.
I Love you Holly and Carleigh too.
Aunt Nancy

Anonymous said...

Holly all I can say is wow! It is so true no one can even imagine what it must be like to be going through what you are. God will give you and Anthony the strength to get through this. Right now we don't know what what God has in store for the two of you but I know it will be something amazing!!!God has picked the best woman possible to walk in these shoes We love you Holly!!!

Nicole said...

Wow. This is so true. Great way to put it.

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