Be Purple Footed

My heart is holey today.

I wish I could say it is holy.

The death of my mom is feeling large today.

Tears sit at the edge of my eyes.

My heart hurts.

I want to speak to my mom.

I have so many unanswered questions.

I feel an incredible sadness of her not ‘being’ in my everyday life.

It’s a deep purple heartfelt loss.

I choose, today, to slip on Mom’s soft purple Keen’s. (Mom always bought the best shoes and how fortunate am I that the shoes fit!)

One step at a time I tenderly walk through my day…

until…

A friend and her daughter excitedly point at my shoes.

She exclaims, “We have the same shoes! Let’s all wear them tomorrow!” Here they are in their beautiful purple shoes:

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Tomorrow, I won’t be wearing my purple Keen’s alone.

My heart aches a little less.

The hole in my heart feels smaller.

I sense God’s holy presence through the coincidence of purple shoes.

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Friday morning add-on:
Look what my A friend wore to school drop-off/work today:

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Pure awesomeness.

Friendship.

Solidarity.

In grief.

Thank you A, M and Sweet C!!

6 thoughts on “Be Purple Footed”

    1. Lovely comment as well. I hasn’t visualized my mom dancing in heaven with her favourite shoes on, but this is an image I will now treasure. Thank you!

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