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Thursday, November 5, 2009

#17 - Ugly Shoes

The poem below was posted on Heather's blog this week.  It's fitting - very fitting - so I wanted to share it with anyone who has not yet read it.

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 the 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 of how much they hurt.
No woman deserves to wear these shoes.
Yet, because of the 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


The Boyds said...

Hello Susan
Thank-you for your comment on my, Phil and Owen's blog.
I am so sorry for everything you have been through. I've just had a huge cry for you.
You are such a good Mummy. You have celebrated Grace's life beautifully.
Please do continue to follow our story and if it is O.K with you I will continua to follow yours.
I have such admiration for you. I don't know how you put one foot in front of the other each day.
Please take care of yourself.

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful poem and so true. I read this on Heather's blog.