Sunday, May 1, 2011

Quick Notes

Hey Friends,

I don't have a lot to report, but I came across this quote this afternoon and it is so true for me today so I thought I would share it with all of you!

"You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have."

I was catching up on my friends' blogs last night and Kellie had posted this poem. I really like it and it is very true so I wanted to share it as well!

My 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 other's 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 women are like me and ache daily as they try to walk in them.
Some have learned how to walk in them so that they don't hurt quite so 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.

I hope everyone has a nice relaxing night before the work week begins again!

Take Care,


  1. I love the shoes poem. EVERYTHING about it is true!!!

  2. Praying for you!!! I hate that you, Kellie, and all the other BLM moms have to face life without your Angels!!! You are in my thoughts and prayers!!!

  3. Love that poem, I enjoy reading your blog. I found it through Kellie's blog and I continue to pray daily for both of you :)