"An Ugly Pair of Shoes"

Of all the pairs of shoes I own....these by far are the most uncomfortable, but I have no choice but to wear them every day:

“An Ugly Pair of 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 others 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 the world.
Some women ache daily as they try and walk in them.
Some have learned how to walk in them
so they don't hurt quite as much.
Some have worn the shoes so long that days will go by
before they think of how much they hurt.
No woman deserves to wear these shoes.
Yet, because of the shoes
I am a stronger woman.
These shoes have given me the strength to face anything.
They have made me who I am.



  1. hi lindsay, too many women where these shoes, i know i certainly do, big hugs and lots of love xxx anne

  2. I hate my shoes too. Truly and completely.

    I want to start a name gallery for Mark and so, for an example, I posted a link to sweet Ayden's name gallery in my last post...I hope that is okay.

    Praying for you always,


  3. Wow. That is pretty powerful and really puts what you are going through in perspective for me. I am so sorry. My heart aches for you often. All 4 of you continue to me in my prayers!

    God Bless you!

  4. We also wish that no other mommies/daddies ever have to wear these shoes!!