Sunday, May 15, 2011

shoes

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."

4 comments:

rentz said...

You are BEAUTIFUL! And I LOVE shoes too!

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Such a valuable reminder! Thank you.

Mitch said...

Eek! I thot the "Imelda Marcos of Newton" was gone! (But I guess neither is the "Werner Von Braun"!)

Anonymous said...

You are a wise woman...with some great shoes! Thanks for this post.