For the love of ShoesIt's the first Sunday of the month so it must be Story Telling Sunday over on Sian's blog. So what's my precious for June?
Well, let me tell you. Gracia has a cousin who is only 7 months younger than her and as Gracia is an only child and Millie is the 6th child there was a lot of clothes passed backwards and forwards. Things that were passed to Gracia from her older cousins and then back for Millie to wear and things that were bought for Gracia and passed on to Millie when she had outgrown them. Like most mothers there were precious things that I would never pass on but are kept in a box as they have special meaning.
Once she discovered the art of crawling it was not quick enough for her and six weeks later she was running around and I took her to buy her first shoes. In my imagination, they would be white with pink bows and so girly and pretty. In the end we could only get black. They didn't last for long and very soon we were in the realms of proper and expensive hard soled shoes but I do still so love these little black and purple ones.
Gracia entered a life long love of shoes at an very young age and even as a small child had very strong opinions of what shoes she was prepared to wear. I used to dread shoe shopping as it would involve going to every shoe shop in town until the perfect pair was found, never in the first shop and always in the last. We should have known what it was going to be like, as the first time she strung two words together was on a shoe shopping expedition, when she very proudly announced ' New Thews!'
Reasons to be cheerful
1. Getting these lovely little shoes out and just by touching them remembering my darling girl when she first wore them.
2. Then remembering the story of Mum, The Shoe Shop and The Busker - a tale for another day but I am still chuckling about it.
3. Gracia and her vast shoe collection are home for the summer on Tuesday.
Why don't you pop on over to Sian's blog to read about other bloggers precious things for June?