Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Red Shoes

It is hard to be 14 and you're not sure where you fit. You want to be a part of the popular crowd. You want to be noticed, but yet you don' is an awkward age. Your friends are finding their place or at least that's what they want you to think. You are self-conscious of the way you look, the way you walk, and ....just about everything! With all of that on your mind, you have homework!

One day after a long day of school with books in tow and the pressures of a 14 year old weighing on my mind, I returned home to find a new dress displayed across my bed. It was red with an inset of navy blue...a very patriotic fashion. I was so excited that the troubles of the day were erased from my mind. I couldn't wait to put it on, but Mother said that I couldn't until I had red shoes to wear with this new dress. It would be Saturday before we went shopping so the excitement held on for a few more days. There is something to say for anticipation!

Saturday came and we were off to the shoe store. (I had been so afraid that Mother would forget, but I think it was important for her, too!) We found the perfect pair of red sling-back heels (only slight, but heels just the same!) Now I would be properly dressed. Doubt creeps would I look, how would I walk, how would I.....just about everything?

Only a week ago, I sat glued to my TV as I watched another fellow countryman take the oath of the office of President. No matter whether I agree or disagree, whether I have doubts or concerns, I watch as history is made each and every time there is a change of command. I wanted to put on my red and blue dress with my red shoes, put my hand over my heart, and pledge my allegiance to my country. NO!.....I don't still have that dress or those shoes.....who keeps things in their closet that don't fit?

I am thankful to live in this country of the free and I will pray for my President just as I always have. I will pray that God will give him wisdom as he makes decisions, that God will protect him from any kind of evil, and that God will give him good health and strength to lead our land. Why wouldn't I want the best for our President? Why wouldn't I.....I will be directly affected. Won't you join me?

Let's put on our red shoes and pray!

If the shoe fits, wear it well!


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful memory!!! I totally agree we should pray for the President and remember our freedoms such as voting and worshipping God.
Sharon Quevreaux
ps your blog is amazing.