Sunday, May 30, 2010

His shoes

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Regrets, we all have them. This is one of mine. Above is a pair of shoes my husband constantly wore around casually, and I hated them. They were run-down at the heel, the front part of one was becoming detached, they were all scuffed and smelly, and I only half-jokingly kidded him that they made him look like a bum. I threatened to throw them away so he would buy new ones, but didn't. Now, they are a dear, dear reminder of someone I loved and who would have been 63 today; he was too young to have left us at only 61. He was wearing these shoes in this photo, I'm pretty sure. If he were only here, I'd let him wear these shoes everyday, forever, and never nag again...

17 comments:

Daryl said...

Sweet memory. Hugs to you this day.

Luis Gomez said...

Sweet and loving post. Big hug to you! Thank you so much for sharing this.

Chuck Pefley said...

Amazing, isn't it? All those things we take for granted ...

Thoughts to you this Memorial Day weekend.

Alexa said...

What a loving post. I appreciate your sharing your thoughts and memories today, and giving us an important lesson about what's important—and what isn't.

Gaelyn said...

Such a beautiful memory of love.

Louis la Vache said...

Yes, Bibi, hugs to you this day. The photo of Ivan you link to shows a happy, kind, gentle soul.

Liliana Holtzman said...

Beautiful, beautiful shoes.
I feel for you deeply.

Thérèse said...

A big big hug!

B SQUARED said...

The things that become so precious to us.

Small City Scenes said...

Sweet memories indeed!
I still have a pair of my late husbands jeans hanging on a hook in the bathroom he used. They are very comforting. MB

Leif Hagen said...

Oh, Bibi! He seems like a cheery, fun fellow! I'm sorry to learn he's been gone for two years....
We visited a dear divorced friend today and she reminded us to savor every day, love each other and be nice to one another!

Juliette said...

So hard to miss someone you love. Many hugs.

Nathalie said...

Bibi, what a moving post.
The photo is a wonderful one. Yes I'm sure these shoes mean a lot to you.

I also understand what you say about looking back and thinking of all the occasions we nagged our loved ones unnecessarily. We can use that as a good guideline for all the other dear ones we have around us today.

Nathalie said...

You know Bibi I think I'll remember that photo of yours and the message for a long long time.

Jacob said...

It's interesting how circumstances change our perception of what's important!

Kitty said...

He looks to have been such a kind and warm man. I am so very sorry he was taken from you so soon.

My thoughts are with you, dear.

You know, I'm sure he thought your nagging was endearing, and he would find it funny that you would regret something so small.

Hugs.

Tash said...

Your tender remebrance has brought tears to my eyes. The photo is so moving too.