Friday, March 26, 2010

Please God, Don't Let Me Fall Off These 5" Heels!

Dear God, I really need your help tonight when I dress up for my very big fashion show. I bought these special shoes for my big night so I can look very sophisticated and fancy. There is just one small problem. I never, ever wear high heels. I am the queen of flats, and am quite happy about that. But, tonight being what it is, I thought I'd go out of a limb with something extra special.

God, I've been really good about prepping myself for walking around in these shoes. For the past two days, I've been wearing them with some thick socks around the house. I'm getting pretty good in these two tall towers! I have been trying to do all my normal activities while wearing these shoes. Since my normal activities lately involve sewing, sewing and more sewing, I have even tried doing that too.

It's been challenging trying to push the pedal while sewing, so generally that one shoe has to come off. But I put it right back on, because there's no walking around with one shoe off and one shoe on in these babies!

God, I was doing fine with all this shoe prep until I got the call from Gretchen at 9 pm last night. The organizers of the show thought it would be special to have the designers come up on stage to be honored after their line is shown. God, she said I will be walking up stairs and onto the catwalk stage in front of everybody and their mother (well, practically). God, I wasn't trying to be rude when I was silent for a full minute. I was just picturing me doing a full body flip in front of the crowd in these now-oh-too-fancy-shoes.

So God, I really need your help here. Please, please, please do NOT let me crash and burn in my big moment. Please let me navigate the stairs successfully. God, let me look graceful, and not like an Amazon since I'll be about 6'1" tall in those shoes. God, please let it all be good, and go well. Thank you, God, for I know so well that if I ask, I will receive, and for that, I am eternally grateful!!


Tamerie Shriver said...

You can do it, you an do it!!!! Just don't picture yourself face-planting on stage. Instead, visualize gliding gracefully across the stage and that exactly what will happen!

Good luck with the show! I KNOW it will be fabulous and that your clothes will be a HUGE hit!!!

Love and hugs,

Valerie said...

Oh Tamerie, thank you! Your comments mean everything to me, especially since you know so well how to navigate the catwalk. I bet you too are an Amazon in heels!
xx, Val

Shannon said...

Val, this post is so funny! I wish Steve and I could be there to see your work. Good luck tonight. I am so excited for you. You are going to walk gracefully across that stage. I just know it!

Valerie said...

Oh, Shannon, I wish you and Steve could be here too! My mom and Greg are going, and I've stolen Kyle's Flip camera so we can hopefully take a video of my section of the show. Plus, the part where I walk on stage. THen we can check out whether or not I make it without falling!! x, Val

animal print gal said...

Dear Tamerie,
I totally feel for you, I don't know if I could do that, but I admire your perseverance, so I am sure you will not only make it, but you will have the blast and excitement of your life!
The shoes look awesome b.t.w...

Valerie said...

Thanks APG, and I really appreciate your comment, although I am Valerie, and Tamerie is a friend and commenter! I'm glad you think the shoes are awesome, and so do I, but I won't be putting them on anytime soon!! -Hugs, Valerie