It's amazing how much can be told in a pair of shoes.
After Tom proposed to me, he went to work a golf tournament in Boston. He came back with these shoes, for our baby some day. We kept them safely tucked away until that special time came.
Then one day, I found out that I was pregnant with our little baby! I dug out these little shoes and put them in a little gift bag on Tom's pillow. He came home to find this amazing surprise! We cried, laughed, prayed, and hugged. We were so thrilled that we were going to be parents! We had one and a half years of marriage and the pregnancy was a complete surprise but we were so ready and excited to welcome this little baby into our lives. 9 weeks later, we found out we lost that precious little baby. It was very traumatic, it was very sad, but we had to cling to the fact that this was all in God's perfect plan. For some reason, he wanted to take that little one home to Him early. We grieved and prayed and clung to the hope that God would give us a little one soon.
Nine months later, I looked for those little shoes again. We had put them away because they reminded me of loss. I was so excited to see them because, that day, they only signified hope for I had found out earlier that I was pregnant again! I put them on Tom's pillow again, along with a note I wrote to him with this verse:
I Samuel 1:27 I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him.
We cried, laughed, prayed, and hugged! We couldn't wait to hold baby Hans 9 months later.
Now, 6 months after we had Hans, the little shoes FINALLY fit our little guy.
I like to think Hans is dreaming of playing golf with his daddy someday soon.