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“A Pair of Shoes” ~ Remembering My Son

Just remembering & missing today . . . .


“A Pair of Shoes”

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 this world.
Some woman 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 about how much they hurt.
No woman deserves to wear these shoes.
Yet, because of these 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
(if you know who the author is, please let me know so I can give proper credit)

Drawing by my daughter, ♥ Heather ♥



Beloved KEPT Child of Jesus stumbling by faith ~ Married 33 years ~ Blessed Mama of 10 beside me & 2 at Jesus' feet ~ Homeschool mama of 26 years ~ Writer * Blogger * Reviewer ~

9 thoughts on ““A Pair of Shoes” ~ Remembering My Son

  1. I’ve thought often about you this week, praying for you and your family each time you come to my mind. Day’s like today are so hard! You poem about the shoes is so true.

    Love in Christ,

  2. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful poem. And also thank you for continuing to share your story. It is so true that we never know how to approach someone who has experienced such great loss. Thank you for shedding light on this subject. It helps those of us who have never suffered such grief. May God continue to work in your heart and in the lives of you family.

  3. Loni, thanks for checking out my blog. This poem is beautiful I”m sorry for your losses as well. I do appreciate your blogs and your bracelets are beautiful! Someday…

  4. Hey Loni,
    Something told me to come by tonight. I’m so glad I did. The poem is beautiful. Thanks for sharing this. You’ve worn these shoes more then once. Thank you for all you do to help other mothers appreciate their blessings. For the awareness that you raise. Matthew will be remembered always.

    Many hugs for you♥

  5. I pray HIS Miraculous love and grace and peace surround you beyond your understanding and beyond words at this season and time of loving remembrance!
    GOD Bless you, Loni!

  6. Loni,

    It does still hurt even after time passes and memories ease the pain a little, even with the knowledge of the much more glorious life they have now… It still hurts at least it does for me.

    I will always wear those shoes as well. You are a blessing. THanks for sharing.

    Much Love,

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