Friday, April 1, 2011

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 do 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.


The Anglin Family said...

I hate these dang shoes.
Wish I could throw them in the trash. And I wish people understood.
Big hugs for you!!!!

Aubrey said...

Thanks for sharing this. It's a perfect way to describe all the different sad shoes. You rock.
Miss you

The Nel"SONS" said...

I hate these shoes! I've tried pretending their not there, butI forget and look down and there they are! And I am so mad and sad all over again. I have had my pair for 3 months and 13 days, they still hurt all over...