My getaway weekend

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.

Say what?

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.

Cha Cha and Rachel shared their stories with grace and humility.

love them..

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.

xo Susie


  1. Susie!!! You should have TOLD me who you were!!! I KNEW I recognized you from somewhere but couldn't place it!!! sorry I didn't MEET you!!!!

    1. Oh my goodness!!! I can't believe we were in the same room and I didn't even know. Ugh!! I was sitting up in the front and was so consumed by each of their stories I missed everything and everyone around me.Hope to attend the next one and if you're there, we have got to meet! So sorry I missed hugging your neck.

  2. Looks like you had a wonderful time and from your photos Tennessee does look like a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing. XOXO

  3. So happy for you that you were brave and went and were obviously blessed in doing so! Great example for the rest of us who (may or may not be me...) who hesitate at times. "You just need to step out of your shiny pumps and wear someones dusty sandals" - so good and so true!

  4. You go girl! So glad you were able to learn from your travels, but I never thought you to be judgemental to begin with. you outfit with the little ole top button closed. Hehe :).

  5. Looks like you had a wonderful time! Good for you! :o)


  6. So glad you had an amazing time. It's amazing what we can experience when we truly open our hearts & eyes to God's plan. I have lived with fear on so many occasions wondering if I would be judged by others for a variety of reasons & I can only imagine the blessings I missed out on because of my fear. Thank your for sharing this trip with us! I plan on attending this amazing event next year!

  7. Sounds like you had an amazing time. So glad you enjoyed your time away.

  8. I went to the last one and loved it! I too love Sibi's heart. There was awesome speakers last time as well and so wished I could have attended this time. My sweet cousin is in town celebrating our 50th birthday's - she is fighting cancer - boo :( Hopefully I will make the next one and we can all meet up - have a blessed day and thanks for sharing.

  9. Four years were worth the wait! I am so blessed that YOU were there for this life changing day that I will never forget. Now our stories are mixed together! Love you friend.

  10. what a beautiful post!!
    sibi is amazing isn't she? as is rachel & cha cha & cherish!!
    wish i had been at this one as i would have loved to have met you!!

  11. This is so sweet! So happy to have met you! : ) Lots of love!

  12. Sweet, sweet Susie. I have tears streaming down my cheeks at 12 in the afternoon. You are so precious. Your words mean the world to me. I cherish the special note and gift you gave me. Truly, I do. I need your mailing address to properly thank you. It was such a pleasure to meet you and hug you. I would love for our paths to cross and meet again someday. You are so beautiful and I loved your Lilly "Chomp Chomp" print skirt! Adorable! You've blessed me beyond measure, my friend. Thank you for making the drive for TPE. I know it was long and a sacrifice. Thank you. Sending you love and hugs from Georgia! xoxo

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