But it just so happens that a recent fad (Toms shoes) has actually caught my eye.
For a few weeks now I've been contemplating buying some Toms shoes. (Click here for more info). I wear leggings way more than pants these days, and some comfy slip on shoes that don't give me blisters would be a relief. But I just couldn't justify the price. My husband and I are both thrifties at heart- it's hard for us to spend much money on... well... anything! So I carefully laid my Toms shoes dream aside and forgot about it.
Today we were blessed beyond belief. Someone who cares about us deeply wanted to buy as all shoes. All of us. Even junior here (and he's not even born yet- lucky guy!) It's hard being on the receiving end of things. Our personalities are wired to just give all the time to everyone, so when someone else wants us to receive, it's pretty hard. But we have been unemployed for some time. Money doesn't grow on trees. New shoes are just not a priority right now.
Tears filled my eyes today when we were given this opportunity. When I stepped into the shoe store, I had no idea what to look for. I feel like I have everything I need. I have enough shoes to get me by. Sure we gave away or sold the majority of our possessions in Baku last summer, but we feel that what we kept was sufficient for us.
I walked down the isles wondering what shoes I would pick.
I saw these.
They aren't Toms, but they are almost exactly like them! They even have a great name- Bobs! And the best part? Skechers is the brand selling them and they are doing the same thing Toms shoes is doing.
"Buy a pair of BOBS and Skechers will donate a pair of shoes to a child in need through Soles4Soles."
So I get a pair of ridiculously adorable and comfy shoes, and someone in need will also get a pair of shoes? Double whammy.
So whether you are for Bobs or Toms or Dicks or Harrys, I don't care. The point is that these organizations are giving to others in need and I like that.
After receiving a bag full of like-new baby boy clothes already this week, I am feeling humbled after receiving shoes as well.
He knows our needs. Even the silliest ones. They matter to Him.
That makes me happy.