Friday, August 22, 2008


This morning I woke up to this gorgeous sky and thought about my shoes.

Last year, I woke up frantic! My family was flying to Vegas in the morning and Pamela and I were sick! The doctor's office agreed to squeeze us in -- if we could be there in 20 min.

Quickly changing our clothes, we dashed out the door and rushed to the office. We glumly pulled into the parking lot. Ooooh what poor timing ---- it's too late to reschedule our flights!

With a heavy heart I glanced down as we walked towards the door. My eye's widened as I noticed my feet.

"Oh NO!" I gushed.

"What is it?!" Pamela replied.

"My SHOES!" I covered my mouth. "They don't match!"

We both stopped and stared at my shoes.

For a moment I considered turning around and heading back home. We can squeeze you in if you can be here in 20 minutes - the nurse's voice echoed.

Pamela laughed. It was the first time I saw a spark in her eyes since we both became sick.

I shrugged. "Maybe nobody will notice?"

Pamela giggled.

We walked into the doctor's office with our SECRET.

I stood at the nurse's window and signed my name. Pamela hid her smile and took a seat nearby. I looked around the waiting room and counted two other ladies -- both engrossed in magazines. I sat down and tucked my feet under my chair. Pamela's eyes danced and she tugged at my arm.

A nurse appeared at the door and called our name. She checked our weight and marked something into her files. Was she looking at my feet?

We were pointed to a room to wait for the doctor. Pamela sat on the examining table and I grabbed a chair.

I tucked my feet under my chair.

We both giggled.

The doctor arrived. She asked us questions and tested us for strep. She momentarily left the office.

Pamela and I shared a smile.

The doctor reappeared and reassured us to go ahead and make that trip! We followed her out of the office.

We headed for the car with a bounce to our step.

That day my shoes were PERFECT!

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine... Proverbs 17:22


Anonymous said...

LOL that was funny.
I have a pair of slip on tennis shoes that are a 70's look pink and purple flower print. I wore them to Ashley's wedding along with black pants and purple/pink blouse and Joe told me I'd look funny in them but after seeing what some of the others wore I felt quite content.
A lot more conforbable then the ones wearing peddle pushers with spike heels with their tatoo's showing on their ankles.

Sunny said...

I had to have my son tested for strep last week. So glad it was NOT strep.