Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Things That Make My Heart Flutter

Phoebe's overbite

Playing in the snow

Matching sweaters on sale at Gymboree

Little boy's eating donuts with morning hair
AND........after much grief I went back to the mall to personally look for the lost boot. I went back to all stores in question and again had the pleasure of speaking to anyone wearing a name tag that I thought could help me. Rejected and discouraged one employee told me that they had been neglecting cleaning under the aisles. Sooo with my purse flung over one shoulder and balancing my coffee in my palm, I got on my knees and crawled on dirty carpet looking (like a fool) for the lost boot. I went down an aisle that I was drawn like the mother-ship calling me home. To a row of little boy suites. Parted them. Looked down. And call me a monkey's uncle..... there she was.......A little black boot, with a tiny little bow. I could have swore that I heard it cry out "Mommy, you found me!" I of course hugged her then scolded her for wondering off. I then paraded my boot like a trophy and told my Christmas Miracle to anyone who would listen. Thank you for your prayers. God really does care about the little things too.

17 comments:

Tiffany said...

Jeepers! I can't believe you found the boot - diligence really does pay off! So glad you didn't give up hope and give the lone boot to Goodwill or something! Now you've got to go buy some Superglue and glue them to her feet. I also think the snow photo of the twins back sides is so priceless, standing next to each other. It looks like it belongs on the front of a Christmas card.

Anonymous said...

Yeah! I am so glad you found Phoebe's long lost boot. I have been thinking about you and mourning the loss with you, I hate losing things, especially cute accessories like boots! I love the pics of the kids in the snow! Merry Christmas!

Shauna

momaof4 said...

What fun pictures!!

Oh! I would have loved to see you looking for the boot. Way to go girl for not giving up. And thanks for the warning that they don't clean under things this time of year!!

Jenny vick said...

I think I just heard Mariah Carey start to sing "there will be miracles." Amazing!!! I'm so happy for you..and it's a little funny..because it's a boot..but what a great mom you are to perservere!! Fist that back..then the boot! Wow.

Lindsay said...

Woo Hoo! I'm so glad you found it!!

Anna once lost her prized doll (a little rag type doll someone had made her, it was sooo cute) at Waremart. I though it was a gonner but I went back about a week later and they had it in the lost and found. I was so happy! The little things that give us much joy!

Yes, the picture of the twins in the snow is SO SWEET!!

Angela said...

Thank goodness you found it!
See you in a few days! Can't wait!

Michelle said...

Wow... what a story about the boot. Pretty cool how much the Lord really does care about those "little things".

I love love love that picture of the twins from the back... they are magazine worthy. Have a Merry Christmas!

LizzyG said...

I can't believe you found it!!! A true Christmas miracle. And such beautiful pictures too.

Meghan said...

You really found it??? I can't believe it!!

Adoarable pictures!

Rachel said...

I'm taking you with me next time I lose something. You are too good!!!

Stefanie said...

I love these pictures! Did this give you your Christmas card or what? I hope you are using that top one for it! So so so wonderful!

Alida said...

What women will do for a cute shoe...especially a mother for her daugther's cute shoe! Yea! Glad it turned up.

Ona said...

Wow, amazing that you actually found her boot. So cool!

mcmom said...

I already knew I really liked you, but after this post, I really like you. The sweaters on the twins, so what I would buy my kids. And the boot story. Oh my gosh I would of totally been there with an army load of people helping me find it. You can't lose a Janie and Jack item, come on. Enjoy those cute sweaters and boots.
Merry Christmas.

Joshua & Valerie said...

Wow! That's great that you found that shoe!!!! Actually, it's just short of incredible! YAY!!

Stacey said...

I'm amazed at your dedication. Way to go super mom! When I was a little girl my Blueberry Muffin doll's hat flew off her head on the Ross Island Bridge. I was in tears and Dad was nice enough to pull the car over (past the bridge, of course!) and walk back in search of the hat. He was victorious!

priscilla tilgner said...

THE SNOW PICTURES ARE GREAT! GLAD YOU FOUND THE SHOE! GIRL YOU HAVE MUCH DETERMINATION!