Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Do You Need A Pair?

I'm here to say, that I might have a problem. I say the word 'might' delicately. Truth be told, I don't think it's a problem at all, I'm just related to a few people who find issue with our shoe situation. They think we have too many. Which is such a stupid thought. Can one possibly have too many shoes? I think not.

Each of my girls has a large (and deep) drawer to contain their footwear. I have realized as of late, that these drawers have reached capacity. So I pulled all the shoes out. Into one great mass. Looking at it like this brings only one word to mind-- Heaven.

This is the problem as I see it: they're cute, and everyone needs cute shoes. They really do. Especially when I find them at Target on clearance for $3.48. Then they REALLY need them. I don't think there is a single pair of shoes in this bunch that I paid full price for. If you add them all up, they probably total the full price of 12 pairs. That's a respectable number.

I don't know what it is about shoes that pulls me in. I heart them. A lot. I always have. Which leads me to believe that Jesus made me this way. He wanted me to come to earth and love shoes. I'm just doing my part to fulfill my purpose. I'm dedicated like that. I live to serve.

I can still remember every detail of the navy blue flats I wore on the first day of 6th grade. I am still fond of the white Esprit shoes I bought in Hong Kong with my mom and then wore on the first day of 8th grade. I remember buying black shoes with bows the size of Hershey bars for my 2nd year of college. When I opened my first checking account, my very first check was written to Nordstrom for a snappy pair of slip-ons. Feel the love....it's oozing.

I eventually sorted through my girl's massive pile of shoes. I got rid of 23 pairs. Now their shoe drawers can actually close. And now when you peer in, it doesn't look like I have a problem. Not in the least. As long as you don't look in my closet, we're good to go.


Becky Leland said...

you are truly a GINN girl - we love love love shoes!!! - and proud of it!!!

Anonymous said...

I see no problem here!