Saturday, January 26, 2013

High Heels & The Homeless

I bet you are wondering how shopping for high heel shoes can help the homeless. Let me go back a few days and fill you in. My daughter Jessica was invited to attend the Winter Formal. Along with the Winter Formal comes a new dress and of course new high heels. So, a few nights ago we went out shopping and found the perfect dress but could not find the shoes. Another shopping trip for the shoes landed us at Pay less Shoe Source. Now Jessica is not one to go shopping. She is defiantly one I would rank as go in, get what you need, and get out. No browsing allowed just straight to the point. Unless it is shoes. She loves to shop for shoes. She can try on pair after pair. Need-lees to say this is not something I tend to spend a great deal of time shopping for. So after browsing around and trying on a few pairs myself I just sat and waited for her to finish up.

I about broke my neck walking around the store wearing these things.

I sat there mindlessly staring off into space when I noticed a box with a $3.00 label on them. I reached down and grabbed the tennis shoes from the rack. At first I was thinking cool I can pick these up for my daughter Erica and even if she turns out not to like them they did not cost much. Then another thought crossed my mind. Our Church has a homeless ministry. Once a month they hand out personal size  toiletries to our homeless community. They will also hand out clothing, blankets and books when they have them available. So I tell my son Nathan "will you grab all of those shoes right there and take them up front?" I fill Jessica and Nathan in on what I am doing and together we collect 15 pairs of $3.00 tennis shoes.

I brought the shoes home and gave 1 pair to Erica. She said "look at what the tag says." 

I love it!

I am taking this little note tag  a a confirmation I am doing what the Lord would have me to do. Not only do I bring home 15 pairs of $3.00 shoes and a beautiful pair of high heels for Jessica the shoes that day were buy one pair get the other 50% off. So in reality half of the shoes were only $1.50!!!  How much cooler can you get Lord. I walked out of the store paying $51.00 for 16 pairs of shoes!!!!! The Lord is so good.

Now, onto Jessica and the Winter Formal. Here is some pictures of her beautiful shoes.

And like I said earlier along with the Winter Formal come a new dress and shoes. Here is my beautiful Jessica with her new dress and shoes.

What photo shoot would be complete without the................................. 

"Come on, we could be done by now."

"Will you just smile?"  "How's this?"  "Perfect."

No, No, No, that's not right."

"If you don't stop, I am going to send this to Grandma!"


Two of the most beautiful young ladies I know

But my all time favorite picture of the evening is...........................................

Yes, that's right, getting the  "thank you mom" kiss is the best part of all!

Thank you Lord for my beautiful Jessica.



  1. Hi Pam! I am so glad you found my blog. Blossom is such a blessing. I know you are so ready to bring her home. I let my travel group know about your blog and I hope they will contact you also. Blossom is sweet and aware and laughs out loud. I look forward to following your journey to her.

    If you will contact me through email I have pictures of Blossom from my trip in 2010 and 2013 to share with you.

    Many Blessings,

  2. Hello Pam!
    I am so glad you connected with Jennifer. My daughter and I were part of the team that recently visited Harmony House. Blossom is precious! I absolutely LOVED hearing her made my heart full!

    Praying for speedy process - so that you can get your sweet girl home!

    Much love and many blessings
    Angie Thomas