Fast forward to today and he sells fire trucks for a living and we go to a church where nobody wears ties. Heck, we're doing good if people are wearing shoes most of the time.
Side note: My friend Grace has foot issues. Here we are back in the day at a dance. Way, way, way back in the day. She's the one in white. I'm the one in blue with the big hair and the date with the bad tie. I'm sorry but I just never did like that tie.
Grace: "I love these big poofy sleeves. And I love when people don't wear flip flops.
So Grace does not like to see people's toes. It's kind of adorable. One Sunday a while back she was having a stressful day and I noticed that the dude playing the drums at our church was barefoot. So, of course I did what any normal person would do:
I took a picture and then texted it to her.
That's just the kind of uber spiritual and selfless person I am.
So, as you can see from the picture we go to a casual church. I mean, the message is rock solid but the dress is very...um...come as you are.
And I 100% know that:
1) I should have been worshipping and not paying attention to footwear
2) It absolutely doesn't matter what anyone is wearing at church.
Oh, don't be offended. It's a dang blog people! I'm trying to be funny here!
On Saturday before Mother's Day unbeknowest to me Billy took the kids to Burlington Coat Factory and bought them dress pants and clip on ties.
On Sunday they woke me up by bringing me hot chocolate in their new outfits.
After the Mother's Day festivities we went to church still dressed up. The comments we got were pretty funny.
"Billy owns a tie?"
"Y'all going to a funeral?"
It was also funny because of the state of my boy's shoes.
Yes, those are his toes sticking out of both of his shoes.
Dressing up for Mother's Day is henceforth a new tradition at our house.
Paying attention to what is said during church and not what the person is wearing is also a goal.
And thanks to the worship band that comes early and stays late every week at church. They rock.
Even when they aren't wearing shoes.