Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Its the Little Things...

I have been stressing over getting Wade a pair of mud boots but the price is often prohibitive. Our yard is a muddy mess for about 9 months out of the year. We are working on improving that but regardless it is necessary to have a pair of shoes that can hold off the wet and mud. The problem with getting baby shoes is that who knows when they will grow out of them. Wade's toes are already reaching close to the front of his size 6 shoes. That means we may need to buy a new pair of everyday shoes, we still need snow boots, and perhaps a pair of dress shoes for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. Not necessary but nice. Of course we look for bargains, thrift stores, and hand-me-downs. However, spending $15 - $24 or more on a pair of shoes he will grow out of in weeks to months is just out of our budget. I simply couldn't find a pair of mud boots cheaper than that and I have been looking. A dear friend loaned me a really sweet pair of boots but they fall of Wades feet when walking or being held. Until last night we were back to square one but a last minute shopping trip for milk to our local Marc's store proved to be perfect timing. There they were. A small section of shelving with children's rain boots. I won't doubt that by this evening they will be gone. The price? $5.99. I bought two pairs. One in the size that Wade fits now and one in the size Wade will be wearing this winter and spring. All for $12.00. How can you beat that?! Even the Salvation Arm would price these boots used at that price. I knew God would provide.

On top of that this morning for the first time all summer we sat outside to drink in the sunshine, eat some food, and drink a cup of coffee. Our new wood chips, Wade walking, and his new boots, finally gave me the confidence and desire to hang out behind my house. Gone is the gross long grass concealing who knows what. Gone is the large areas of mud and dirt that never disappears. To say I am the only one happy about the changes would be misleading...

Wade eating an orange.

Lacy wishing for a piece of orange. She loves the wood chips too.

Wade climbing around in his new mud boots.

Even Naomi the cat enjoys the new wood chips. Although she think the new
 pile will be a lot of work to move. You can see part of it behind the fence.

It is amazing how the little things in life can bring happiness when it seems like the world is falling apart around you. What little thing is making your day better today?

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