Monday, January 16, 2012

we finally meet!!

i've shared secrets with her
we've cried together
we text all the time
we chat all the time
we laugh. a lot.
while her glass is eternally half full, she's shared some of her heartaches with me.
( i consider that quite a privilege)

sure 'nuf,
i told her i'd do the wildest thing ever,
come speak at an event she's whipping up.
an event that is truly about encouraging each other
& reminding YOU of the beauty within you.
the hope within you.
an event that has been in her heart
& soul...
she has a heart like none other.
a heart to build up, encourage, bless,
pray for, & love on.
she's like no one i've ever met.
she's selfless & kind & warm and real.


we talk about our college age girls
& our babies
our tall dark & handsome hubbies
& sweet tea.

she's stunning~
a drop dead gorgeous blond
with grace & poise.
she's wonderfully drippy sweet 
southern as they come.
her sayings
all the time.
i love this girl & am honored to call Sibi my friend.

the only thing we hadn't done
was actually meet in person
& get some serious hugs, laughs, tears & maybe
just maybe
a squeal or two.

she texted me friday afternoon & said she was coming to atlanta
the next morning with her sweet girl
to get some work done,
so, we hooked up for a quick visit at
none other than the Varsity
(who says i don't have class)
had a ball!

i'm going to do a little shameless plug here for 

for more information,
please swing over to sibi's 
& here too

we'd love to meet YOU in nashville on march 10th!!!
oh my!!

"& let everything be lost in the shadows
of the light of your face
let every chain be broken from me
as i'm bound in your grace"
christy nockels


Jodi said...

I simply love those pictures, you two look like you have been the best of friends forever! What a fun time! She is a doll and you are too, check out those boots and I love her TB flats!!!

Take care!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

What great pictures! We live in the Nashville area so I will check out the link to this event! So glaf that I found your blog.

Nealie said...

mighty excited for March- love those fun varsity pics, the paper caps (and pimento cheese!) are the best!

Jen Kershner said...

What a blessing it is to have a friend like that! I don't know what it is about her but joy just seems to radiate from her in those pictures! You are both beautiful ladies!

Just Me and My Halo said...

how absolutely fun! will you share where you got your ruffled thingee? love it!

Simone said...

Gorgeous photos Paige, how fun to meet up :)

Jeannine said...

Boy, are you two a picture in your ruffled sweaters and awesome footwear! Can't the internet be amazing??? Kindred spirits everywhere...

amazeingteacher said...

i am so looking forward to this! i bought a ticket as soon as i found out you would be there and it was right here in nashville close to me! can't wait!!

amazeingteacher said...

i am so looking forward to this! i bought a ticket as soon as i found out you would be there and it was right here in nashville close to me! can't wait!!

Kimberly said...

A picture's worth a thousand words! I would've never guessed you two had never met ... it's obvious you had an awesome time. Thanks for sharing! I'll check out the event. I'm often in the Knoxville area so, maybe I can hop on over to Nashville (is it within 'hopping' distance?)

RachelRAdams said...

paige - what a special friendship. so happy for both you and sibi. i so wish i could be there for the event to listen to you both speak. i read both of your blogs and have found much encouragement. blessings, rachel

Privet and Holly said...

The last picture
is especially precious.
The excitement just
bubbled over into
each sweet!

xx Suzanne

Mary said...

Yay! My two favorite bloggers--together! You all and your families are so beautiful. Can't wait to meet you both at The Pearl Event!

chrissiwithab said...

What a wonderful day for all of you. I love that your daughters and your cute hubby came too. Each of you ladies inspire me with your amazing photographs and words. Your love of the Lord stirs my heart. Such a joyful day for you all. Thanks for sharing.

Sibi said...

I am thinking of you today and still so excited from having the chance to finally meet in real life....
Thank you for such a beautiful post...
I will cherish it!

I am working here on adding the pictures to my post for today!

So thankful for you and your friendship and so humbled that you would partner with me in ministry.
That you would be willing to step out of your comfort zone and share your incredible story.That you would be willing to love on these incredible women live and in person, whom God is prompting to attend the event. It is such an honor to serve them and love them and minister to them alongside you and the others as well. They are in for such a treat with all of you girls that weekend!

52 more days....


3 Peanuts said...

It is so awesome that you two amazing women got to finally meet in person. I am so thrilled for you both. You both look so beautiful and joyful!!!

You are going to be so incredible at the Pearl event. I will be praying for you and cheering you on from here. Will there be a live stream for purchase on YOUTUBE???

3 Peanuts said...

P.S> I love your long cardi too!!!!

Teresa at Nonnie's Blessings said...

Loved this post! I have purchased tickets to the Pearl Event for my two daughters and myself! I can't wait!
I hope to meet you, Sibi, and Edie! You are such inspirations to all of us in the blog world.
For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matt. 18:20

Between You and Me said...

I"m so beyond sad that I can't go to this event.

We'll be in Orlando at a wedding that we just can't miss....

sooooooooo sad to miss you, sibi AND edie....together all in one single weekend....stop the world!

{edie} said...

oh it will be a full on love fest in march! i can't wait! so glad you girls got your squeal on and i'm only just a weeeeeee bit jealous.
from one hugger to another!
y'all are so fabulously beautiful too:)

traci said...

how special that you finally got to meet in person. so happy for you both.

melissa said...

So happy that you 2 gorgeous girls were able to finally meet .. and at the VARSITY!! ;) (my boys love that place)

Wish I could be at the event and really tried to work it out, but unfortunately, I have a conflict that weekend.
My prayers are with you both .. I know you will touch in inspire many!! xo