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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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    She Wears Pink Glasses

    Mixed up in a pile of drawings from my grade school years, is a crayon portrait of my mother, and a list of facts about her. “My Mom wears draw string jeans. She likes turtle necks. She wears pink glasses.” I’m not sure what my little brain was thinking, or why I chose to talk about her clothes, but turtlenecks and pink glasses were not the reason I was drawing a picture of her. I drew my Mom because she was my hero. She was the one that painted pictures on shirts for me, and did my hair every morning, obliging me with my choice of spunky and colorful hair…