Back in the early days of my blogging adventure, I told the story behind this picture. If you want the whole story and you have some extra time, you can go here for the "purple shoe story."
Besides the purple shoes and the silver ones from her son's wedding, she gave me all of these. What a blessing it has been to have so many lovely pairs of shoes.
Ruth has experienced more loss of feeling in her leg and foot. She is in chronic pain, but you would never know it most of the time. In fact, she is going in for a surgical procedure that is intended to relieve her of the constant pain.
The other day the doctor put an end to the hope she had that she might someday regain the feeling in her feet. She still plays the organ at church (we share that ministry), and is losing the ability to feel the pedals. She realized that she could never wear any of the other shoes that she had held onto in hope that, since they were flats, she could someday wear them again. Not so - they don't have enough support to keep her foot from rolling. So now I am the proud owner of these:
A girl can't have too many shoes?? I never thought I'd have this many. For once, it pays to have big feet - I'm the only one she knows that these shoes fit! I have always admired her shoes. I have trouble finding shoes that are comfortable. She buys really high quality. Only one pair has not felt good on my feet, and I gave them to my DIL, since they were really too small for me.
If you think of it, pray for Ruth as she goes into these two surgical procedures, that she will finally have some relief from her pain.
The teeny tiny twins are not so teeny tiny any more. People still think they're so tiny, but compared to where they started, they're HUGE. Actually, they're the size of most newborns. They haven't been weighed by a doctor recently, but on a home scale, being held by Kristen, Emma is at 7 pounds and Kate is over 8.
See if you can tell how much they've grown from the first time they had on these outfits until now.
Sunday they will be dedicated at church. I'll be sure to get some pictures of that to share next week.
I must give credit to my very busy, back-to-work, mother-of-five, exhausted-to-the-core daughter, who took time to make me look good once again. Thanks, toots, for the new look!
Have a wonderful week-end, everyone!
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