Dirty boots. Are they perfect? Far from it. They are usually involved in some sort of manure situation that I don't like to think about. They often track dirt and mud through the house when they are not left in the MUD room...usually right after I have swept and mopped the kitchen floor. They smell. They have frayed laces. They leave dried mud turned dirt wherever they sit.
But beautiful? Yes. Seeing my husband's boots next to my son's boots makes my smile. Seeing my little boy turn into such a hard-working miniature Farm Guy melts my heart. Watching them lace up their dirty boots together, my son's eyes bright with anticipation, a smile stretched across each of their faces, ready to go work hard "like men." Beautiful.