“Mom’s WEDDING shoes!!!”
Dad was clearing out some things after Mom had passed away in 2003. He had planned to give those shoes away. “Give Mom’s shoes away?” I grabbed them up and exclaimed, “NO WAY!” “We’re NOT giving Mom’s wedding shoes away.”
No matter if I never had the chance to use them, I was not going to give away the shoes Mom wore during her wedding.
I saved the shoes. I stored them away at my house. Some day, some one would be lucky enough to have the pleasure of using them.
Seasons passed. Mom’s wedding shoes were still safe in my closet.
In October of 2008, I met Jeff. We seemed to have a lot in common and yet enough differences to make things interesting. We established a friendship that became a wonderful relationship. Soon I realized I had fallen in love with Jeff. And, Jeff felt the same about me.
February 14, 2010 we became engaged. I KNEW what shoes I’d be wearing sooner than some day.
Mom’s photo, Mom’s wedding shoes, my wedding bouquet….photo taken shortly before my wedding to Jeff on 9.10.11. Notice the “Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval” in the arch of that shoe.
I wore my Mom’s wedding shoes, the ones she wore in 1956 when she walked down the aisle to marry Dad. I was honored to have Mom walk with me at my wedding, as well as walking with Dad. I love them both. Those shoes must have some magic in them, Mom and Dad were married for 47 years and blessed with a great relationship. Jeff and I are looking forward to many wonderful years together.
Mom walked me through my wedding ceremony. I wore the same shoes she wore at her wedding. We showed them off at the start of our wedding ceremony, so that all our family and friends would know I was walking in her shoes.