Thursday, September 22, 2011

A really, big, gigantic deal!!

You wouldn't think that three cute little pairs of girls' shoes from Target would be a big deal...


Well, in our house, they are a very big deal. Here's why... Because Sophia wears AFOs (braces), we are generally VERY limited in the shoes she can wear. In fact, most recently we've had one pair of black Mary Jane style Hatchbacks, one pair of tennis shoes, and a pair of summer sandals (Teva). It's almost impossible for us to find 'average' shoes for Sophia, especially summer sandals and winter boots.

Today, Sophia got her new braces (she had outgrown the old ones). We headed to Target after getting them fit in order to purchase new socks (also, surprisingly, a big deal when dealing with AFOs). I decided to hit up the kids' shoe department on the off chance they would have a pair of boots that fit. Alas...no boots. However, Sophia spied a pair of red sparkly shoes and got SO excited! She wanted to try them on. They actually went on over her braces, but were too big. It broke my heart to tell her that we couldn't get those shoes. However, when I turned around, I saw a similar shoe, in a smaller size, with a velcro strap over the top. My heart started racing. I held my breath a little bit. I wanted her to try them on, but was scared we'd be disappointed yet again. Well, friends...

they FIT!!!!!!!!!! She was so excited! I was crying! This is a really big, gigantic deal folks! She was nearly jumping up and down for joy! She said, "Mommy, now I can wear shoes like you." Again, nearly broke my heart. And guess what...the good times didn't stop there. We found the brown slippers and the Converse sneakers as well. I absolutely could NOT believe they fit! Sophia was so excited she kept asking if we could 'cut them' (cut the tags off) so she could start wearing them right away.

I am so happy and know that we were truly blessed today to find these shoes. We'll be set for a while! At least until she outgrows these braces...

2 comments:

Mark and Cari said...

Oh! That has to be the sweetest moment ever! I love that little girl and I'm so super excited for you both....a whole new world has just opened up for the both of you!

Jessica said...

Soooo excited for you both! You are right- that is a huge deal!! : )