Wednesday, November 17, 2010

my kind of boy

I took this picture at Sloane' birthday party, and I have got to tell you the story behind it.

the cowboy who won't wear boots

These are the shoes that belong to a very special boy.
A boy who thinks Sloane is very special.
This, of course, shows his great judgment and discriminating taste.

These are the shoes that belong to a boy who came to her party
even though he knew he'd likely be the only boy there.
He was.

These are the shoes that belong to a boy who choose Sloane's gift himself.
When it went over budget, he paid the difference from his allowance.

These are the shoes that belong to a boy who wrote a song.
A song for Sloane, though he never said that.

"_____, wrote his first song. I think he should sing it for you", Mom said.
Of course, he would not oblige, even though we were in the middle of a sing-along hayride.
Even boys in love have their limits, after all.

The song included these lines:
I'm just a cowboy who don't wear boots. I'm just a cowboy who rocks the tennis shoes.

My kind of boy. Definitely.
My wish for Sloane is that she'll always be loved by boys like that.

Boys who are brave and don't follow the crowd.
Boys who give thoughtful gifts.
Boys who think she is worth a song.

Cowboys who rock the tennis shoes.


cristie said...

oh i love this post and that kind of boy! xox

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Oh this made me sort of teary--Sloane will always remember this one! So adorable!

xoxo Mary Jo

Anita said...

I love this story. This boy is a keeper, for sure!

Simply Mel said...

Butterflies in my stomach after reading this...what a boy! Sloane is definitely worthy (and deserving) of such love.

Joanna said...

Wonderful wonderful post! What a wonderful boy to have in your life - can you imagine the man he'll grow to be? And he wrote those lines? WOW!

Wishing Sloane always has such characters in her life - for she too is such a spirit.


Anyes said...

Quite a catch , my hope for Sloane is that this cowboy in tennis shoes, be one of her friends no matter what happens later. He seems wise beyond his years.
Lovely story, Relyn Thank you

Lubna said...


meandering pearl said...

what a wonderful boy!!! also, i got the most beautifully wrapped package of my life today!!! & about the photos, thankyou!!! i don't know how much i can tell you as i really know nothing myself...i did buy a canon 400D off ebay about 6 months ago because the little $50 olympus someone gave my Dad finally conked out...and i was so scared of the new camera.. .with moveable lens!!! i took about 3 photos then let it sit on the floor for almost 4 weeks until i was even game to try again... :) its hard for me to use!!! i hope you have a most beautiful Autumn/near winters day!!! lots of loveliness

Kelli said...

Lucky Sloane! :) I wish that every girl had a boy like that. Good for her to be learning the value of such a young man at her age. It will definitely set the bar high for those in her future!
Hope she's feeling better now, too.

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

This is such a beautiful tribute to this wonderful boy! Lucky Sloan, indeed!

My little E has a boy like this, and I so much want them to be friends forever!

Anonymous said...

Holy mackerel! This one sounds like a keeper.

Jeanne said...

How wonderful to know such a special young man.
Love and hugs to you all
I love all you share

beth said...

how sweet is that story....i love those shoes and i love his heart that holds a special place for sloane.....

but if he really is ever a cowboy....on a horse...on a farm....he'll be rocking the boots :)

elizabeth said...

What a sweet story. He sounds like a keeper - and I can just imagine the wonderful man he will be someday.

S. Etole said...

a boy to steal a mama's heart ...

Marilyn said...

Ahhh! Gee! How sweet! He is special to care about your Sloane. I do hope at least they will be friends for a very long time. Wonderful memories are these!

Krissy said...

aw, i just love this post! while I don't recommend wearing tennies around a horse (been there, done that- not good!) I do just love his attitude :)

Erin Wallace said...

This is wonderful! I know how great it is when your daughter has a good boy that likes her.

xo Erin

HKatz said...

What a sweet one-of-a-kind kid.

Jennifer Richardson said...

Just swooning:)

Oliag said...

...when Sloan is 60 years old she will still remember that boy...:)

Love this post!

spread your wings said...

this makes my heart melt.

Rita said...

Absolutely fabulous. That's the kind of guy that I hope she one day falls in love with and marries! Can't wait to see you.

linda said...

What a great story! Sounds like a great little guy, some big guys could take lessons!

One Woman's Thoughts said...

It's meaningful gifts like this that we carry with us for a lifetime. A gift from the heart. Lovely. I recieved a special gift over 35 years ago now from a sentimental young man, it still is very very special to me.

Thanks for stopping by, yes, I agree. children (and animals too) are forever teaching us.

Vaidya_Vaakya said...

It takes a brave heart to accept, to be and to show who you are....sometimes.

Patti said...

How absolutely, utterly charming- I do not know what else to say except I hope he never changes!

Jaime said...

This is the most absolutely PERFECT POST!

Oh, how I love this.
LOVE this.

I don't even know what else to say.
I'm just smiling.

Dandy said...

I just melted into a little puddle on the ground.

susanna said...

Awww...yep, he's a special one, that's for sure. I'm impressed that he wrote Sloane A SONG! His FIRST song! Wow.

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