Wednesday, October 27, 2010

You Will Pray for Rain


They caught my eye many moons ago. Their lavender color beckoned me to make them mine. I watched as others fell prey to their allure and charm, yet I resisted. I wanted them, but I had to resist. They could not be mine. They were a want, not a need. I need to focus on needs. While others danced in the rain in them at camp on Opening Day, I trudged around in my 1980s Duck boots that have nary a scratch on them. I was determined to be practical, yet the desire was still there. We were reunited time and time again at Nordstrom as new colors appeared. They courted me, too, but not like the lavish lavender. Oh, how they called my name!
A dear friend showed up one day in gorgeous shiny black ones. I made her turn around and even took her picture. She looked fabulous. They made the outfit. On my birthday, she brought me a gift. Imagine my surprise when I opened it! The name "HUNTER" shouted from the outside of the box. Oh, it couldn't be! It really couldn't be! Yes! As I excitedly opened the box, a touch of lavender caught my eye. I couldn't believe it!!! They would be mine!!!! And, honey, if the shoe fits, WEAR IT!

9 comments:

Travelbugmom said...

U have such a nice friend and U r LUCKY!!

Enjoy those lovely boots! Even though you probably hardly ever NEED them!!!!

So Jealous!

A Big Little Life said...

Good things come to those who wait. I'm currently waiting on my pair! And while we're speaking of rain--where in the world is the rain? I feel like it hasn't rained in Tampa in for.ever.

Gwennie said...

Where's the picture?! Strut those boots!

Donna said...

I LOVE'em!!! My fav color! I have a cute pair of Wellies too but hardly wear them...gotta find the RIGHT weather..ha!

Beth Dunn said...

What an amazing gift! Enjoy
xoxo
SC

bevy said...

What a good friend! Love them... :)

Susan said...

Okay, here's a depressing story. I saved and saved to be able to buy a pair of these and I was over the moon when I finally went in to Nordy's to buy them. I picked out the wonderful, shiny silver ones and raced home to put them on. I pulled them on and guess what? Too Tall. Apparently anyone under 5'5" tall cannot wear these properly. I was so disappointed. I went back to Nordy's, sadly returned them and went straight to Godiva to drown my sorrow in a nice chocolate covered strawberry.

EntertainingMom said...

What a lovely friend you have! Lavender boots... I don't think that life could be any more lovely!

The 5 Bickies said...

I am sure you are the cutest on a rainy day! What a treasured friend you have.