Thursday, June 3, 2010

Poem on a card that a friend sent.

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


Heidi said...

You dont know me. Im a mom of a little boy with Mito and just came across your blog. Been here reading many of your postings tonight.(and enjoying all the sweet pics)
Rylee is a beautiful baby, Im so sorry. I cant even imagine what youre going through. But sure I share many of the fears you once had for your baby girl, its a difficult diagnoses to receive.

Big HUGS,and prayers for your family and Rylee's handsome big brother too. I admire your strength,thinking about you.
Heidi & Jack.

Traci Eccles said...

Oh, I love this post! I hope you don't mind that I copied it to my blog called SOLID GROUND. I lost my sweet Brittney on November 8th, and everything on your blog speaks volumes to me. Thank you so much for sharing :)

Bronzeville Curmudgeon said...

This is lovely.
Please support other bloggers, maybe us, Thanks and this blog is absolutely beautiful. Great concept

The Journey to Wealth said...

I just wanted to leave a hug and love for you.

I'm a bit of a daredevil

About Me

I'm a Mom of two wonderful children, Andrew(4) and Rylee(1). My husband and I are originally from NY and moved to FL 6 years ago. I love it here and won't move back but this is where I live my home will always be in NY. When I die someone better fly my ass back there to bury me. I love hanging outside with the kiddos, sports, working out and taking pictures.