Life is a Journey... Helps to have good shoes

Gloria asked! And I said YES!!!

I'm going to be a bridesmaid, which I'm so excited about because this is the first time I've ever been asked to be a bridesmaid. Just for kicks, I decided to look up the history of bridesmaids and what I found was very interesting:

It became common practice for a bride to surround herself with a group of women who would protect her and make sure she wasn't kidnapped on the way to the altar for her dowry.

I think if this were still the case I'd have to pass on my bridesmaid duties. It's not that I don't love Gloria, its that I don't think Bikram yoga and my once a week intramural soccer will have properly prepared me for hand to hand combat. Plus, I don't think my makeup and hair would hold up in a fight.

another one...

Roman law which required 10 witnesses to attend the wedding dressed in similar clothing to that of the bride & groom in order to confuse evil spirits as to the identity of said bride & groom.

And this?! Well, this just scares me. I look nothing like Gloria, but if attire is all that's needed to confuse the evil spirits and there are only six of us, I'm not liking those odds. I'd have to pass on this one too. Also, I don't think a panicked look of fear is a good expression for wedding portraits.

Thankfully times have changed and I'll only be required to show up, get my hair and makeup done, wear a pretty dress, and take pictures.... oh and help plan the bachelorette party and bridal shower, which in contrast to the threat of losing my life in a knife fight, suddenly seems like a walk in the park.


Here is the very cute way she asked me to join her on the journey to one of the most important moments of her life... with TOMS! And I love them! TOMS is such an incredible organization that operates under a simple mission. "One for One". With every pair of shoes purchased, TOMS will give a new pair of shoes to a child in need. You can learn more about the the TOMS movement here.

This is so her too. She's such a wonderfully altruistic person. I will "walk" with you anywhere Glo! Thank you for being you!

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