Lebanon Reporter

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September 5, 2012

Shoes, glorious shoes

 

Recently, as my daughter and I were gazing into the window of the fourth shoe store in a five minute span, hubby asked, “How can there be so many different pairs of shoes?” 

“That’s easy,” I replied. “God loves us!” 

Way back in the beginning, when God created man in the Garden of Eden, He realized it was not good for that man to be alone. So, he created the first woman. Initially, the woman was very happy, running around the garden all naked, and without a care in the world. But then she met the serpent, Lucifer. 

Now, most folks say Eve was drawn in by Lucifer’s smooth-talking ways, but I have a different theory. I think Eve wanted to get a closer look at that gorgeous snakeskin, and imagine how luxurious it would feel on her feet. She knew that if she didn’t bring on the demise of all creation by eating the apple, she would never have a legitimate reason to cover herself. So, even though she sinned and God had to make her start wearing clothes, He still loved the woman, and therefore, He created shoes. 

The most wonderful thing is that no matter how many dress sizes you gain, your shoes still fit. I might hate clothes shopping because I’m having a fat day (or week, or month, or year), but shoe shopping never fails to make me feel fabulous.  

Sometimes, I get a little crazy and buy a pair of shoes that I love, but that do not fit my stay-at-home, mother-of-five lifestyle. Last week, I had a horrible stomach virus that kept me running to the bathroom for three days straight. For a woman who has never struggled with her weight, it would have been a nightmare. But for a girl like me, who constantly battles overeating and prays she can get through every holiday season without topping two hundred pounds, it was an incentive to go shopping. 

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