It’s (Almost) Time to Buy Shoes! {giveaway}

by GfG on January 18, 2012 · 6 comments

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An international holiday is coming up next week.  Next Wednesday is If the Shoe Fits, Buy It Day.  Yippee!  You haven’t heard of it?

Short Story:  My mom had quite the thing for shoes (as seen in this post I wrote just one week before she died), so, in her honor, I encourage others to buy and/or donate shoes on her Home Going Day.

Long Story:  Read this and this.

I miss my mom.  Like crazy.  It’s hard to believe almost four years have gone by since the night she died, but it feels like eternity since I heard her voice.  Strange how both of those can be true.

This year’s giveaway:  $75 gift certificate to an online shoe store!

There are three main ways to participate in this international holiday (a holiday favored by women, strangely).  Any one of these activities also gets you entered in the giveaway:

1) Buy a pair of shoes on January 25th, or in honor of my mom and email (gratefulforgrace at hotmail dot com) me a photo of the shoes.  Any kind of shoes, for anyone (though my mom was partial to buying for herself and her daughters).


2) Donate to Soles for Souls in memory of my mother (Georgia Lagarde).  You can have me listed as the person notified or you can forward your confirmation email to me.


3) Donate five or more pairs of shoes to a Soles for Souls station (or similar organization).  Please email me a photo of the shoes donated.  (You will get an entry for every 5 pairs donated, just FYI.)

Additional entries will be  listed in the Rafflecopter (sharing on Facebook,  tweeting, blogging, etc) next Monday-Friday.  The more ways you enter the better your chance.  Honestly, I love having as many people as possible join in honoring my mom.

I’m so grateful God has changed such a difficult day to a day that blesses others.  It’s still always a painful day, but time does heal lots of wounds.  Scars still hurt.  Getting to go shoe shopping with my sister and friends makes me smile every time.  I know Mom would giggle and think it’s all quite fun.  Papalou and my sister have contributed to the prize.  We all thank you for joining in our fun and celebrating my mother’s life.

So… get ready to buy some shoes!

(This may also be the time to explain to your husband/accountant why buying shoes is all for another person and in no way benefits yourself.  It’s an act of service to honor a grieving friend.  Can you possibly think of a better rationale?  Neither will he.)

Seven days til 2012 If the Shoe Fits, Buy It Day!


Linking to Hip Homeschool Moms

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