Wednesday, January 30, 2013

He Said Just the Right Thing

         This past weekend, one of my oldest and dearest friends came to visit me.  Anita and I met when we were 4 yrs. old at Sunday school.  [Along with our mutual friend, Stacy, we have known each other for 50 years!]  Anita and I talked, laughed and cried.  Oh…and we shopped.  We both like Eileen Fisher so we went to the outlet before she left to drive back to Iowa.  While there I found a pair of boots that I really liked and wanted.  The only problem was, even though we were at the outlet, they were still too expensive for my blood.  Anita did her best to talk me into getting them.  She even told me of a specific outfit I have that would be great with the boots.  But, I just couldn’t do it and I walked out without them.  

         Shortly after saying ‘good-bye’ to Anita and leaving the store, Wynn called me while I was driving home.   Here’s how that conversation went:

Wynn:  “Hi…where are you?”
Me:  “I’m on my way home, grieving over a pair of boots that were too expensive to buy. “
Wynn:  “How much?”
Me:  “$XXX”  (I'm not posting how much 'cause it's embarrassing)
Wynn:  “Oooo.  If you think you’ll wear them a lot, get ‘em.”
Me:  “Well…I would wear them a lot, but really…at this stage in my life…how long will I really wear them?”
Wynn:  “What are you talking about…just get ‘em.”
Me:  “Yeah…but if I was totally well, I wouldn’t spend that much.”
Wynn:  “Just get ‘em, and I’ll bury you in them.”
Me:  “Promise?”
Wynn:  “Promise.”

So, I turned around and bought them.  Aren’t they cute?!  

Tomorrow is my scan...I'll be in touch.


Wanwan said...

My, oh my! Those boots ARE made for walking, Luna!! Enjoy each and every step. Look forward to seeing you in them. :>)

Marilyn said...

Luna, I hope you get this message. Third time is a charm! It's Marilyn (Heldt) We walked to grade school together - all the way to high school. I can still picture your smiling face when I hear your name. Your positive attitude radiates through this blog and strength (and the boots) will get you through this hell.

Hope to talk to you soon- maybe through your email.

Megan K said...

Hey Mrs Sheade,

This anecdote was incredibly poignant to me… I hope this doesn’t sound tacky, but I really do admire you and thank you so much for writing about your experiences – it must take an enormous amount of courage, but I certainly appreciate being able to keep up with your journey all the way from New Jersey. I wish you all the luck in the world with your treatments. I’m always pulling for you.


Luna O. said...

I'll email you.

Shirley Kroot said...

Luna, those boots are gorgeous. Enjoy them. Glad you are getting out. We will make our donation when we get back to the warmth. Love, Shirley

Ellen said...

Luna- Love the boots and Wynn for saying exactly the right thing:) Thinking of you and your family and sending positive thoughts your way. Thank you for sharing your journey.
Ellen Z.

Anonymous said...

Glad that you had a great visit with Anita.

Anonymous said...

Glad you bought the boots. They are really smart!! Kathy

Anonymous said...

I love the boots, Luna. You deserve to spoil yourself in any way you want right now. love you always Kathy in Omaha

Jayme said...

Great boots!! :) Still following and thinking of you every step of the way.
Love you lots,

ark said...

Luna, this makes me laugh & cry all at once. Enjoy the boots! Love, Ann

Jenny said...

Those boots are going to help you kick cancer's a$$! (Can I say that on here?) Sending you love and strength from Ohio. I am going to put a link to your blog on my blog if that's ok!

(Jayme's sister in law)

Anonymous said...

glad that you got the boots! when you put it in perspective I'm sure the boots didn't cost nearly as much as a scan- and they're a whole lot more fun!
I'm praying that when you are buried in those boots- they are worn out and full of holes
Mary Pat

Anonymous said...

Dear Luna,
I just learned the news about you this morning. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so glad that you are blogging. This story is absolutely a classic!!! Sendings lots of hugs and prayers your way from here in Michigan,
Deb Duquette

Dana Shields said...

You deserve those boots! SO glad you got them!
Keep up the good shopping! love and hugs, dana