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“Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep”
My friends, local, distant and cyber (who are now counted as real, but distant), you have done this with me. In losing Mom, I weep. In remembering Mom and where she is now, I rejoice.
Joining in the If the Shoe Fits, Buy It event, you do both with me. Thank you.
This year we collected 41 pairs of shoes for Soles 4 Souls, donated 5 more pairs of shoes via Tom’s purchases, and bought 29 pairs of stinkin’ cute shoes! My friends have some great taste in shoes. While not reaching the goal of 100 shoes, 75 shoes by 24 participants is pretty great. A sweet friend forgot to share that she and her hubby donated $50 to Soles4Souls in my mom’s name! That means the goal was exceeded by 25! Wahooo!! I’m so excited to know that 96 people will receive shoes in honor of my mom’s memory. Thank you, everyone! And thank you Britta and Scott!
You have helped turn January 25th from a day of weeping, to a day of rejoicing; and not just for me, but for impoverished people around the world.
The winner of the $75 Planetshoes.com gift certificate is… Autumn!
What do you think about the international (thank you, Reader!) holiday, If the Shoe Fits, Buy It?