I had wanted a pair for so long, but they didn’t make them in my size. I was devastated, I would try the boots on and they wouldn’t zip up. I had been losing weight for a while and was averaging about 5 pounds a month for 18 months straight. It was about to be my 30th birthday. I was having a huge birthday party at my house. We had rented a pool table for the kitchen, a foosball table for the living room, a stand-up Galaga, our swimming pool was ready to go, the barbecue was gassed up and the piñata was full and ready to have the crap beaten out of it.
A few days before my birthday, my BFF A and her husband M had purchased me a birthday present. I couldn’t wait, and we opened it together.
It was like slipping my legs into shiny sexy candy. I was so excited, I had been losing so much weight and hadn’t tried a pair on in a while. They zipped almost all of the way up. I was so sad, but they WERE SO CLOSE, I had to keep them. A said that I was losing weight so fast let’s just hold on to them for a while. I loved them…
The day of my birthday I was nervous to put them on. A came over early and helped me and my partner (now ex) get ready for the party. We tried on the boots again, and I couldn’t believe it. On my 30thbirthday, they zipped up, all the way up. And I strutted around for hours, so excited! I called up her husband M, and said… “THEY FIT, THEY FIT! Thank you, it’s a birthday miracle”. And my dear friend M, said in a way that only he can…. “It’s like the baby Jesus killed your fatted calves for your birthday.” I laughed so hard that I cried.
I have had many pairs of boots since then, but these my first will always be my favorites. I laid them to rest this year because they had seen about 10 parties too many. But they are immortalized in my heart and on the web.
RIP Pink Boots.