Monday, December 12, 2011

my friends....&The Pearl Event


we met through blogging.
we have become the best of friends.
we've laughed together and cried together too.
we share secrets & a love for seaside
we love pearls & all things southern
we love our families like crazy
but the thing that knits our hearts together
is our love for jesus.

Sibi is the real deal ya'll
she is an encourager like you've never known.
she has a heart that wants to glorify the Lord, no matter what the day holds.
her perpetually half full glass 
&
her love for her family truly  inspires me...


well, we've been keeping a little secret.
today as i hurried down stairs to check my texts & my inbox
i felt like a little girl on Christmas morning, wondering if Santa had come.
was "it" real...
well it is ....

it is with just about every possible emotion
that i announce


Saturday, March 10, 2012

9:00 ~ 4:00 

The Opryland Hotel

Magnolia Ballroom

Nashville, Tennessee


& guess who else will be there....


lord have mercy !!

i can't say enough about how much i respect this wonderful woman!!
my girls & i , we all have a little crush on her
& would love to move in with her!


i'll be honest,
when sibi first asked if would come,
i almost laughed in her sweet face. actually, i did laugh.
sat at dinner that night & explained to my hubby how many reasons why i shouldn't go
not the least of which included
"BUT I CAN'T DO PUBLIC SPEAKING!!"

he looked at me and said, what day is it on?
i'll be there...
(actually i'm not sure boys are allowed...wink!)

i called her later and told her , with tears of course,
i'm in.
there's a story there that i'll share later...


there will also be two of Sibi's other friends there,
Sarah Cantrell
her tender story is here
& Jane Matthews.


it's the desire of our hearts
to encourage you & love on you.
& share some of our stories.

we will have more information about the event very soon
but for now you may register here!
Please head over to Sibi's to learn more
meanwhile...i'm so excited...and nervous...and giddy....and overwhelmed...
&feeling kinda awkward....and blessed
...and in over my head...and tickled....
and my comfort zone is no where in sight!!!

xoxo


18 comments:

Between You and Me said...

We've got a wedding in Orlando that weekend, or I'd be there with bells on. I know it will be awesome....can't wait to hear how the Lord works in the hearts of the women who are there!

Tori said...

Oh my gosh! I have to come to this!
So excited!!
Count me in!

-Tori
torigjohnson.blogspot.com

Tiffini Kilgore said...

I just left a note for Sibi..when I saw that first thing this morning...really the first thing I saw..and I bought a ticket. I don't know how I'm going to do it yet but all I know is I felt God wanting me to come. SO..
I am beyond excited and praying praying..xo

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

That is SO wonderful!!! So wish I was able to go... listen and hug you all! That will be an amazing time of inspiration, and i have no doubt in my mind that you will be AMAZING. Comfort zone or no comfort zone, the peeps are sure to love you.

Kristin said...

Your story and so many others stories that are speaking that day will be a great blessing to many.
You love people, so I am certain this public speaking event will be like talking to a gathering of your closest cherished and new friends.

Tickled for you.

KTG said...

I don't think you have to worry about the public speaking because if I was there I would love any words you would say. I would love to chat in person with you!!

Deborah said...

So excited. I just talked my husband into going with me for a long weekend and I bought my ticket. Franklin in one of our favorite cities so he can keep himself busy that day. What a blessing to hear some of favorite bloggers who have been such an inspiration to me. Merry Christmas. You've just made mine.

Alecia said...

Oh...I am SUPER excited about this...I am hoping to make it! It would be fun to meet some of my favorite blog ladies! :-)

Jennifer said...

OMG OMG OMG! #1. i'm in nashville and edie and you will both be here!!! #2. my husband is the golf pro at gaylord's golf resort...I have to attend! i'm super excited jumping for joy!

Debby said...

Congratulations. Once you get started you wil be fine. SO happy for you. Wish I lived closer.

A Thrifted Market said...

Thats how you know its right!! What a uplifting event that will be..Merry Christmas from Texas!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

I'm so proud of you, Mama! You'll rock it out. No two ways. :)

Raining Pearls said...

So excited!!!! I was already in and now that I know you're going to speak, I'm beyond excited :) Can't wait to meet you "for reals" in person and give you the biggest hug. Yay!!! Christmas came early.
xoxo
Nancy

Lulu and Co. said...

You are going to be fabulous! It is going to be such a moving, inspiring weekend!!!! Wow, stunning group of women who love the Lord and have such powerful stories to share!!! So happy for you!!!!!!! how I wish I could attend.
xo,
Lulu

Shelley Paden said...

what an amazing blessing this will be to those fortunate enough to go. I will be praying for the groundwork that the Lord has already laid.

Micah Jamie said...

This sounds fantastic. It's only a 4.5 hr drive from me & it would be worth it if only to meet up with you!

Kelli said...

Yea You! That is going to be an awesome event. I may just need to check my calendar and check book. Nashville is not too far away :)

A Vintage Vine said...

So exciting! I just went and read the post on Sibi's blog, how exciting....Good luck to you all!