Silver Shoes


My mom and dad were married by a judge in a very small and simple ceremony. She wore a (VERY) short mini dress with sparkly silver shoes. I was obsessed with those shoes as a kid. They were like shoes Cinderella would wear! I would often sneak into my mom’s closet and played dress up for hours wearing those little silver shoes. I wasn’t pretending to be a princess or a fairy or a bride or whatever it was little girls in those days aspired to be. I wanted to be my mom — beautiful and graceful, yes, but also tenacious and giving and kind and goofy and curious and brave and pretty much all the qualities you could ever want to be.

Not to mention stylish enough to wear a mini skirt and silver heels to her wedding.

At our wedding, I wore silver shoes too.

Just like Mom.

Well, maybe some day.

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  • funnelcloud rachel
    May 11, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    Oh my gosh! Your mom is gorgeous! (And I still want to taste her Vietnamese cooking!)

  • veronika
    May 11, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    I know! My mom had a lot of suitors in her day, not hard to imagine.

    And yeah my mom’s food is the best. Of course I would say that, but it really is. One day if you make it to TX you’ll have to come over for a meal… or 10…