By Yvette M. Pierce
I STRONGLY DISLIKE when older men wear those slides, especially with socks. My husband LOVES to wear them just like that. Now, I believe there is a time and place to wear them…when your age is under 25, you are headed to take a shower in a public place or in your home. These are just my opinions. I know I am not the Fashion Police.
Well, this past weekend I had to swallow my words. I had on a pair of wedged-heel flip-flops. They were gray in color and covered in rhinestones. I needed to share all that with you because secretly I thought my shoes were better than my husband’s ugly slides.
But, (a Pastor taught me that once you use the word “but” in a conversation, everything before it is irrelevant) I was provided with a rude awakening. I was strutting through the hotel’s lobby and heard a snapping sound. After taking a few more steps, I realized that the piece that goes between my toes on my flip-flop had broken. What could I do at this point? I refused to take the shoe off and walk barefoot to reach the room.
My husband looked down at his feet and said, “Since I have socks on with my slides I will give the slides to you. That way, neither one of us will have to walk barefooted in this public area.” I slid my feet in his shoes quicker than a child can leave a classroom at the last bell.
At that point, I started feeling all gushy inside. He was demonstrating the love that God has commanded us to show. As much as I have dogged him out about those NICE slides, he could’ve just as well kept on stepping leaving me to absorb all the germs alone.
That was another lesson learned. Never complain about someone else ‘s journey unless you have broken your flip-flops, slid across a hotel floor, almost broke your neck and given the honor to walk in someone else slides!
BMWK — What are some small gestures made by your spouse that remind you of how much they are?
About the author: Yvette M. Pierce is a wife, mother, Army veteran and blogger. She enjoys sharing her life experiences. She speaks on everyday situations seen from a totally different angle. Follow her on her journey at Kooleyscreation.blogspot.com