Special Feet

I’ve wanted to join in on the “You Capture” fun for a while, but never got around to doing it. When I saw that this week’s theme was feet, I couldn’t resist. Some of you know, some of you don’t: Carter has what we call “special feet”. He only has 8 toes-5 on one foot, 3 on the other. We don’t know why or how or what will happen as he grows, but as of now he wears two drastically different sized shoes. The leg of his “little foot” is shorter than his other leg. The current plan is to do nothing about it. When he gets bigger and starts to hit a big growth spurt, he’ll have surgery to stunt the growth of the longer leg so that the legs can even out in length. (At least that’s the plan for now. Unless they come up with a better option by then.)

Because of this we talk about feet a lot in our house.
There are times when Lydia has actually come to tears because she has 10 toes!

I’ve never seen Carter cry about only having 8.
At this point, he doesn’t even seem to notice or care that his foot is different from everyone else’s.

You know he's having fun when the shoes come off!

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As we approach Easter, I’m also thankful that the “You Capture” theme is feet because it made me think about Jesus’ feet.

Walking the dusty streets, cross on his shoulder, with blood dripping down and oozing between his toes.
Feet aching as he carried the literal weight of the cross and the figurative weight of the world.
Suffering unlike anything we can imagine.
And yet he walked.
For me.
For you.
For us.

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Also?  Gratuitous photo of baby feet.

See more of our “feets” here.

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8 Responses to Special Feet
  1. domestic extraordinaire
    April 1, 2010 | 9:27 am

    Such a beautiful post. I pray that all goes well when the time comes for the surgery.

    And I am so thankful for those feet that bore the burden for me (and you!)

    xo

  2. misty
    April 1, 2010 | 9:38 am

    Precious post! Adorable toes, and I really love the heal one!

  3. Maryvel
    April 1, 2010 | 10:00 am

    What an interesting post! So cute how kids feel about this things, isn’t it? why can we be more like them and just see things in such a positive way? Like you this theme have made thing about this week’s Easter celebration and how much feet our mention these days, like when Mary pour the expensive perfume on Jesus” feet and how Jesus washed the disciple feet before he was betrayed! Interesting eh? Thank you so much for sharing!

  4. Heather
    April 1, 2010 | 11:29 am

    I love Jesus!

    And I love Carter’s feet. I think they are splendid!

  5. Adeena
    April 1, 2010 | 12:01 pm

    Very cool pics! The heel one is awesome – I haven’t seen many of those. đŸ™‚

  6. Jen Higgins
    April 1, 2010 | 4:23 pm

    That is so sweet tha tshe cries because she has ten toes instead of eight! She must really look up to him!

  7. Lisa
    April 1, 2010 | 8:49 pm

    Aww, I love the gratuitous photo of baby feet

  8. Corrie
    April 2, 2010 | 7:58 pm

    I am a firm believer in having fun with shoes off, it makes it so much better! Beautiful photos!