Friday, April 04, 2008

Friday Show and Tell - and Twin Update

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!

For more Friday Show and Tell stories, stop by Kelli's blog
There Is No Place Like Home.


Rebecca said...

I will pray for your friend. What a blessing to be given so many beautiful shoes!! Your little ones are just beautiful!! Thanks for sharing.

Kindra said...

I will keep Ruth in my thoughts and prayers. Look at all those shoes!! That's great that she found a friend to fit in them!!

The twins are just precious.

Jewelgirl said...

A great friend to give you great
shoes. My mom just recently gave
up high heels and heels. But she
had on a great pair of silver trimmed fashionable sneakers on the other day. I was happy for her.
The babies look like they're doing
well. I am happy for your family :)

Pretty Life Online said...

Great shoes, I think it is one of those whoopee things most women like to dois to collect shoes and bags....

Jennie said...

LOVE the purple shoes especially! How kind of Ruth to pass on the shoes to you, but how sad that she can no longer wear them herself. She must be so glad of your close friendship and support through her illness.

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh I EVER LOVE those purple shoes!!! And they looks so good with your outfit!! A kindred spirit I find here, love them there shoes!! And the twins? So, so adorable.

Oh and yes, those earrings as your celebration gift giveaway....super!!!!

My Show n Tell is bargains I got this week. Do drop by and say hi!!

Happy Friday, Happy weekend.

Linda aka yellowroseli said...

What cute twins, God Bless their little hearts. Love the shoes. Your right, a girl can not have too many pairs of shoes. I will make sure our prayer group prays for Ruth. Blessing to you

LBP said...

Hand over those purple shoes and nobody will get hurt! I am sorry for the pain your friend Ruth is going through, but what a sweetheart to give you those shoes.

The twins are adorable!



Simply Heart And Home said...


I'll say a prayer for Ruth and the twins too. I pray Ruth's surgery goes well.

My those are a lot of lovely shoes! I think it would take me 30 minutes just to decide which pair to wear today! :)


Needled Mom said...

Those precious little twins are growing so fast, Dawn. They are definitely filling those outfits now.

What a thoughtful friend that you have in Ruth. I am sorry to hear of her constant pain. I will keep her in my prayers.

My mother had such beautiful shoes when she became a paraplegic. She too had a dear friend who was so appreciative to receive my mom's shoes when my mom could not longer wear them. She often speaks about one pair or another that had special meaning to her. It is wonderful that you are so thankful as I know how it makes Ruth feel.

Penless Thoughts said...

WOW 13 pair of shoes. What a wonderful blessing for you!! Oh my the girls are growing.

SaraLynn said...

(I found you thru Just Being Me.)
The twins are adorable!
Your right a girl can never have too many shoes!
I will be thinking of you and your friend Ruth.

Karen said...

What a special day Sunday will be! I wish I could be there. Is Grandpa dedicating them?

jennifer said...

I will be there in Spirit for the baby dedication. How touching.

And NO! A girl can't get enough shoes!!!


Robin said...

I'm sorry for your friends dilemna - but her pain is definitely your gain! What a blessing to you!
And those babies! My goodness, you could just eat them with a spoon - they look sooooo sweet!
I can't wait to hear about their dedication.
And I love the new blog look - so fresh and pretty!

Carrie said...

The story about your shoes is very touching. Yes, I will pray for your friend.
The twins are so sweet. God bless them.

Kristen said...

You're welcome.

And may I say that those are just about the cutest little baby girls I have ever seen? (Since the last two baby girls I had?!)

What is Kate doing in that picture?!?!

Barb said...

I had to run over and check for twin photos. They're so cute! And yes, they've about doubled their sizes, haven't they/ Cute as can be.

Mimi said...

wow now you have so many will just have to get new outfits to go with all of them...what a windfall...
so sorry that your friend Ruth cannot enjoy them anymore...I will add her to my prayer journal...
and our babies have promoted from sharing an infant seat to fitting in one of their own...what wonderful pictures of them...their progress is amazing!!!
I just love to compare them to their newborn photos...

Cheryl said...

Shoes & babies.... does life get any sweeter than that? lol...

nannykim said...

nice story about the shoes; I hope her surgery gives her some relief. I don't know how people handle constant pain. I also don't know how your daughter is surviving. I hope she gets some breaks from everything once a week--she really needs a little time just for herself.

Linds said...

My how they have grown! So cute!

Jungle Mom said...

The twins are sooo adorable!

Midlife Mom said...

What a wonderful gift of all of the shoes! That was nice of Ruth to give them to you. So sad though that she is losing feeling in her feet. I hope she can play the organ for a while longer.

The twins are just precious! My have they ever grown!!! Kristen has her hands full doesn't she?!! She did a really nice job on your new 'look'! Very nice!

Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

How special are those shoes...and is Ruth. And those precious babies! Wow, how they've grown. Think I told you my less than 2 lb. baby, now almost 38, is the healthiest of the three.

Maine Mom said...

What fun to be given so many nice pairs of shoes!
I hope the surgery Ruth has does relieve her pain.

The twins ARE growing. Too cute!

The Apron Queen said...

Always a pleasure seeing the twins. Love the shoes. Will keep your friend in my thoughts.

For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen, the home of Vintage Thingies Thursdays.

Susie said...

How wonderful that your friend has blessed you with all these shoes! I'll certainly say a prayer for her.
The twins have grown by leaps and bounds. Goodness, they look so much bigger!
Love your new look!

Nadine said...

I pray that Ruth will get relief from her pain.

Those twins are getting big. They are so beautiful. May God continue to strengthen them and make them grow.

Jewelgirl said...

Thanks for stopping by
Sandwichedmom. My tween doesn't
want trouble and stays out of it.
But so many of the kids today have
no parental support, are mixed up,
and are doing things so early that
they don't understand them. I feel
bad for their situations, but there
are many people who come from bad places and make good choices. I
wish I had all the right answers
to help all the kids! Have a great Sunday!

Sharon Lynne said...

Those are cute shoes! I where flats, too. If I don't--I eventually feel it in my back.

I hope and pray Ruth's surgeries go well.

The twins look well! Your daughter was kind to work on your looks great!

Sharon Lynne said... more thing...

Happy Dedication Day! What a precious time that will be. I will also pray a dedication prayer for them.

Have a wonderful day tomorrow!

mrsjojo said...

The twins definitely growing-cutie pies. WOW! You've got shoes! Thanks for sharing about Ruth and the twins.

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Dawn,
What a blessing to receive those shoes from your friend, Ruth. I do love the Purple Shoes very much. I will be praying for Ruth as she has those 2 surgical procedures to releive her from so much pain. The twins are really growing. I can tell they have grown since they first wore those outfits. They are very precious and I do enjoy seeing pictures of them. I have some things for you on my post for today. I am looking forward to seeing the pictures of the twins dedication. I remember when our girls were dedicated in Church. It was truly a blessing. We videoed it and have it on tapes. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Kathleen Marie said...

They are so cute and adorable and precious! I just want to cuddle those precious ones.

I had my daughter and granddaughter over yesterday. It was so fun but exhausting. I guess I still have some recovering to do....


Nancy said...

I haven't been here for a while but the twins are growing for sure. What a couple of Honeys!!!
And the shoes are very nice now your set for just about any outfit!!!