My sweet mama takes both my sis and I shopping each May for our birthdays.
It's one of our most favorite days of the year.
We shop so well together. We love the same styles and make a great team.
This year was a little different.
My sister has lost almost 50 pounds since last fall. We USED to be the same size. That was way more fun.
Now she's a skinny minnie size 6. Not only is she much thinner than I am, she's 4 inches taller than I am.
AND she's going to Cancun for 8 days in July.
So, I got to shop for teeny, weeny Cancun clothes with Michelle's money. That was fun.
I have to admit, I felt very short and chubby most of the day. I decided to focus on shoes. I don't feel fat when I'm shopping for shoes. Shoe shopping makes me happy.
So, this is what I brought home.
6 pairs of great shoes!
That makes me a very happy, chubby mommy :)
I was feeling yucky and fat and short in the dressing room with my sister this weekend and then I heard that Still Small Voice, "My daughter, you look at the outward appearance, but I look at the heart." (from 1 Samuel 16:7)
Oh, yeah...I forgot.
It just doesn't matter how old I get. I worry about the wrong things sometimes.
I want my heart to be pleasing to God. I want to be purified and refined for Him. I want to not worry about how short I am or how heavy I am. I want to be healthy.
I want to teach my kids to be focused on heart matters, not impressing others.
I want my life to point others to Jesus.
At the end of my life, I want to hear "Well done, my good and faithful servant."