So, why boots?
Why hunter boots?
Such an interesting visual, isn’t it?
When we first got the diagnoses that one of our kids had a challenging set of a neurological/neurogenetic disorders, well, these boots were absolutely made for walking because I couldn’t.
A few years ago I started wearing fire-engine red hunter wellies. They made me feel like I could handle things.
They did the walking for me when I felt that I couldn’t take. another. step.
For me, curiously, knowing exactly where that first step would lead is precisely what often trips me up. It’s as though seeing where I’m heading and what will be needed of me is what I am hesitant of. When you have a child whose everyday life requires indefatigable energy from you and whose medical needs are so vast that they require we take some of the hardest steps to take as a parent, what happens when you simply don’t want to take that step?
Maybe it’s like that for you too.
So how, when you feel you can’t take that first step, do you actually take it? How, when you feel you can’t face another moment or another task, or another decision do you generate that which you need to just take it?
I wore out those hunter boots taking plenty of first steps. So much so that a dear friend of mine actually contacted the Hunter Boots company and told them my story. A few weeks later, to my surprise, a brand new pair of Red Hunter Boots were delivered to my door complements of Hunter Boot Limited.
Those boots helped me walk, run and go through plenty of mud ever since.
Today, I do not need to wear the boots as much. Instead, I have been known to lend them to those who require a help in taking that next step.
So, that’s the story of our Red Hunter Boots and why they use to call me the redboot warrior.