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    In a Pair of Wal-Mart Sneakers

    Moseying through Wal-Mart the other day my eyes landed on a familiar pair of sneakers. A feather light pair of gray men’s shoes with velcro fasteners, priced at a mere $14.00. Recognizing them immediately, I picked them up off the shelf and held them for a second. They felt just as cheap as they looked. I couldn’t imagine them holding up through any normal day to day routine. There could be nothing comfortable or even safe about them, especially for the rigid daily grind of the man I knew that wore them. Maybe it was the pregnancy hormones, but suddenly, I was overcome with an immense wave of love and…

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    The Pressure to be Perfect

    Tonight, I spent 3 hours working on a meal for my husband that I hoped would bring a smile to his face and joy to his heart. Unfortunately, the main dish fell short and just didn’t deliver the results I had hoped for in its highly anticipated flavor. The beautiful thing about it though? My husband, though he acknowledged with me that it wasn’t the greatest, showed sincere appreciation for it, and I felt his love just as strongly as if it had been a world class meal. He even gave me an “A+ for effort”. Recently, I have struggled with pressure to please this person and that person, and…