Tuesday, February 27, 2007

There’s No Place Like Home

I’ve had a very busy weekend. On Sunday we had a joint service with our sister church in town. The ministry our church is associated with Streams Ministries’ founder, John Paul Jackson was in town for a visit. We had a very nice visit with him and he spoke on Sunday morning.

My husband wanted to get this new shirt for Sunday and we went Saturday evening to find him one. And where else can you go at ten o’clock at night? That’s right, Wal-Mart. Well I got to looking and for new pants for me. I’ve lost about 50 lbs in recently and I wanted to wear something casual that fit.

We found ourselves in the shoe section looking for shoes for Tom, when I wandered over to ladies shoes. I found these red high heels shoes. See picture above. I thought to myself, who could walk in these without breaking something? So being the funny gal that I am I show Tom the shoes and say, “Hey babe what about these?” To my surprise my dear husband’s eyes got very large and a big smile appeared on his face. He was determined I buy those shoes.

To make a long story short, I walked out of Wal-Mart with the red shoes and a new outfit. I know what you’re thinking – how in the world can she walk in those things? Well, it takes some skill.

The reaction from our people was very positive. Everyone loved my new outfit and my shoes. (Thanks all you made me feel great.) The best part was Tom’s smile when he looked at me.

Why the title to this post? Well it appears some of the folks had the same joke in mind, “I just want to see you click your heels together.”

You would think the pastor’s wife coming to church in red high heel shoes would put people off but no . . . not this crowd. You just gotta love them and I do.

© Nadine Z. 2007

22 comments:

Art said...

Aw, I bet you looked great! It's good that you're in a community that gets over the "what a pastor's wife should look like" business.

You should look like... you!

Hannah Goodman said...

fabulous shoes to go with a fabulous personality!

-Hannah

Yokooso said...

Haha...wow those are high! How did you walk in them? Ouch? But ya I agree with Art on this one, the BEST person you can be is the one that is lived in obedience to our Father God, the person He created you to be! You Go Girl!!!

Theresa said...

Those shoes are great! And the new red purse, you are just being bold!

And you lost all that weight? That's fantastic, how did you do it?

palmtreefanatic said...

I bet you look FABULOUS!

skidmarksontheside said...

Fantastic - I'm thinking the shoes were prophetic too - they match the red bag and are the next step in your journey toward uncovering your "red" side... you go girl!

Lala's world said...

oh I love those shoes! and totally could picture the smile on your hubby's face! also congrats on loosing 50lbs that is so great!! and hey now you have shoes to match your purse!!

The Martin's said...

Before I even read your post today, I had a big smile on my face for those outstanding, beautiful, red shoes you are wearing. And the purse to match? I do believe your sweet husband is right that objects can be used to speak to us and the change that is coming. Everytime I read your blog, I think I really should be more like you and sweeter and nicer. And Congratulations on your weight loss. Thanx for the smile today.

Shionge said...

Cool! And I remember your lovely handbag so it fits beautifully :)

Kim said...

I love the shoes and they match your new handbag so well! I know you're husband was so pleased to have you on his arm. I thought the title was leading to "there's no place like home"----so I can take these shoes off my poor feet! That's what I think every time I wear anything besides my beloved Birkenstocks!

A Woman Who is: said...

I am with skidmarksontheside, you’re stepping into a whole new season of your destiny. How privileged I feel to have you as our Pastor’s wife. You are setting a whole new standard of loveliness that just flows from the inside out.

Anna said...

Those shoes ROCK!!! I love them! I have some shoes that require quite a bit of skill to walk in too. LOL But..they sure look nice! Oh, and awesome job on the 50 lbs lost! That is something to be VERY proud of! Way to go!

Elle*Bee said...

Red high heeled, peep-toe shoes! WOW! They look great. I love the color. Red is my favorite and my current toenail polish is probably the same shade as your shoes. I haven't worn heels in so long, I'd probably break a limb. Congrats on the weightloss too! How'd you do it?

Nicole said...

50 lbs? That rocks! Those shoes are HOT! I would totally wear those!

Kim's Life said...

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE the shoes. Fantastic about your weight loss. Didi II mention I LOVE the shoes.

KarenW said...

I love those shoes but I could never walk in them for more than 5 minutes!

marykathryn said...

Cutie pie shoes!! Wal-mart is really stepping up in the world..I have got several nice items there lately and felt very cute in them!!
And 50LBS???? Congratulations and yes I agree that you probably need a few new clothes for the new look that is like 4 dress sizes at least, right??

Drama Div@ said...

hot, kicking-ass shoes!! but it doestn't look comfy though.. as if you'll generally end up with blisters anyway... but it's HOT, super HOT indeed!!

~CRYSTAL~ said...

Go Hot Mama! I love them. I used to wear high heels, but my back doesn't allow it anymore. I miss them. And 50lbs?!?!? How did you do it?

Tom Zawacki said...

You truely are the one and the only NADINE! My personal diva, just like the bag... you make those shoes look good!

I love you!
Tom

Karen said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the shoes!! That's great that your church family was so good about it :-)

Take Care~
Karen

yours truly B said...

I love those shoes and I can just imagine the people in the church loveing them too. your church sounds great.