Wishes

Once upon a time, I wished for these royal blue E.T. shoes that I saw at Buster Brown’s for my 7th birthday. I wrote about them for an entire year in my first grade journal. When April 17, 1983 finally arrived, I eagerly opened the box to find…my beautiful E.T. shoes.

In fifth grade, I wished for a cherry-red 10-speed. My parents sent me to the basement to find something and there it was in all of it’s beautiful cherry-red glory. My little sister may or may not have tipped me off in a game of “Mom and Dad will never find out if you tell me!”.

In seventh grade, I wished for stark white K-Swiss tennis shoes and new clothes. After a shopping trip with Grandma, my feet never looked so cute.

In tenth grade, I wished for a car. It was an ugly little silver 1986 Chevette, but I loved it.

In college, I wished for love. Luckily, he let me borrow his sweatshirt one cold winter’s day and the rest is history.

Birthdays were a time for wishing for that one special thing you wanted. Most of the time, my wishes came true.

This year, I’m wishing for something just for me. I wish that I can look in the mirror and know that I’m enough. I wish that I can live with my whole heart. I wish that I can be vulnerable and courageous and strong. I wish that I can feel worthy of all of the wishes that have come true for me.

Here’s to knowing that all of my wishes have and will come true.

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12 responses to “Wishes

  1. I wish all those things for you, too, Tiffany. What a beautiful post!

  2. Happy Birthday, Tiffany!

  3. I loved my E.T. shoes! Thanks for the reminder of a beloved childhood item. Also, thank you always for the words that speak to my heart. I hope for your birthday you can see yourself as those around (in person and via internet) you see you.

  4. I so, so hope your wish comes true. No one deserves it more.

  5. I hope your wishes come true 🙂 you deserve it! thanks for sharing so much of yourself – it means a lot.

  6. Happy Birthday to my favorite writer 🙂
    Heather

  7. Happy Belated Birthday, Tiffany! xoxo

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