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Friday, June 11, 2010

New Shoe Day

Today we needed a do-over. Yesterday we went to the hospital for my radiation treatment. All of us. The four children, a friend and me. We were going to reward ourselves by going to the movies afterwards.

We didn’t reach our reward. Bickering, sassy-talk and complaining filled the car. I headed straight home. We all took a nice long nap. All of us.

We woke up with better attitudes. We woke up re-focused. We woke up rested.

Today was a do-over. We shopped for shoes. Four children all got new shoes. The reason this deserves accolades is because the first two stores we visited were sold out of our sizes. Four stores. Four pairs of shoes. Four happy children. Four ice cream cones.

That makes a successful summer day. And an awesome do-over.

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace. Ephesians 1:7


Bernie said...

Sounds like a fund day.....not longer to go sweetie....:-) Hugs

Denise said...

Sounds like a nice day sis, love you.

Loren said...

Do- overs are good! Especially when shoes are involved ;)

One more week my friend...remember that finish line! We are all there cheering and praying for on!

Blessing and hugs!

Andrea Frazer - Pass the Zoloft said...

Some of my favorite memories as a litle girl was going shoe shopping with my mom. I don't do that with my kids much - we thrift store a lot. Not because we're so poor - we're brats with a cabin - but because it's practical. Why spend the money when we can get hand-me-downs or put the money toward other things like ski tickets? But... but... there is something so magical about going to the mall and sitting on a chair... putting your foot on that little medal slider... and getting a brand spanking new pair of loafers! (Now if only I could get a new butt. Where do they sell those? Mine is wrinkled and too old.)

Cindy Bultema said...

We all need do-overs sometime, don't we? Praise Him for His redemption and grace. Thanks for sharing ~ and I'll have to remember your idea the next time my 4 kids are bickering and complaining (which might be tomorrow!).
Blessings to you, sweet sister!
See you soon!
Cindy :)

prashant said...

Sounds like a nice day
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Gretchen said...

Lurve that you held all accountable for the behavior, but that they (and you) knew that mercy was a breath away. Awesome.