For four years I have chatted it up with this sweet girl.
We made plans to meet at a Beth Moore event.
I bought my ticket.... then chickened out. I did.
Fast forward 4 years and many blog post and one special event later...
I found myself knee deep in TN.
It's called Pearls and Grace.
You may be wondering.. just what is this pearls and grace?
I can tell you that it is not a blogging convention, nor teaches you how to grow a blog.
It doesn't sell jewelry nor teaches you how to string pearls.
Plain and simple... it's a place where women come together and share their stories.
That was just what I was thinking until I read more about it.
Why on Earth would I drive 8 hours to listen to 4 ladies share their story?
Because sometimes girls...
You just need to step out of your shiny pumps and wear someones dusty sandals.
I can tell you that my life will never be the same.
I will no longer judge a friend nor passing stranger by the shoes they wear.
You just have no idea their journey they had to travel.
And to be honest, my shoes are kinda dusty too.
If I may, I will back up a bit and introduce Sibi.
She traveled a bumpy road and along the way, her story was being formed..
She shared her sweet story like only Sibi could do and it just moves you.
Sharing your story isn't always easy.
And this beautiful girl below is Cherish.
I started reading her blog just a few weeks ago and I fell in love with ...
her house, her front porch, adorable fur babies, her love for Lilly and everything coastal..
her hair, her southern charm... her perfectness.
But I didn't know her heart. Her story. Her journey.
Like so many of us bloggers, we see that perfect image and long for that perfect package.
She shared her story and friends, I can now say I love her heart.
Her heart for Jesus and what He has done through her.
I won't share much more than that because it's not my story to share but...
I can tell you that her story touched my heart deeply and she blessed my socks off.
There's just something so special in hearing about ones walk.
It amazes me how the Lord can take trials, pain, brokenness and turn it to His glory.
I am so blessed that I they shared something so precious with me.
I'm forever changed.
After the event I headed back to my room to rest up.
I am in love with this state y'all!!!
It is beautiful.
Even with its misty rain and cooler temps..
We didn't let that stop us!
Cha Cha and I hit the streets and soaked up Nashville's finest.
Barn Sales.. that is.
to be cont.