Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Quick Update

March 1, 2009

Just wanted to write a quick update and also apologize for my delay in posting. I have much to say about The Pearl Event and was trying to gather pictures from others before I posted as I do not personally have very many. It was incredible. Even with a 19 inch snow storm on the way. Incredible. I am still awestruck from the entire night and have been trying my best to put my thoughts , feelings and experiences into a post. For those beautiful bloggers who had plans to attend and had to cancel due to the weather- I completely understand and received your precious e-mails. I have not responded because I did not want to write a hurried response. I never want to write a hurried response but wanted to take my time and write to you and thank you for your support and for offering to attend the event even from out of state! Please forgive me for taking so long. I have so much to say and very little uninterrupted time at the computer. Immediately after the event Sunday night we were hit with a tremendous blizzard and I spent Monday recovering :) Tuesday and Wednesday I was busy preparing to share my testimony again with a beautiful group of women for Thursday morning. Then Thursday afternoon, I received the phone call about my precious friend.  By God's incredible goodness and amazing grace and two incredibly kind and beautiful people, I am leaving in the morning to attend her funeral. HE has taken care of every, single thing. Every detail. And I am in awe once again at His goodness and the generosity of some very special people. I will write again soon and will have a special post about The Pearl Event. 

22 comments:

Preppy 101 said...

I bet your hubby and children are just so proud of you! xoxo

Elizabeth said...

You're so classy.

GrannySmithGreen said...

We love you P&G. Thank you for all that you do for us. Your story is one of strength and encouragement. WE are all so VERY proud of you!

Lisa said...

Can't wait to hear all about your event! I'm so sorry about your friend.

Suzanne said...

I wish I knew you in person. You are a blessing to me over the internet...I can only imagine what being your next door neighbor would be like! Blessings to you on this beautiful Thursday morning, Suzanne

Valerie said...

May you experience God's peace as you pay tribute to your friend's extraoridnary life. Can't wait to hear all about the P&G event!!!

Raining Pearls said...

I'm so sorry that I was not able to be there. I really wanted to meet you and know someday I will. My thoughts are with you during this time. May your memories bring comfort.

pve design said...

For each of you that were not able to attend, I was encouraged to go and I did and was so amazed at the diverse group of attendees all looking for acceptance and to know that each of us are loved, you affirmed that in your testimony.
May you find strength in knowing that you inspired many to re-evaluate each adversity to develop into a pearl and by grace - we are able to live more fully.
I was moved by your words, your kindness and I know you connected with many.

pve design said...

one more thing, those flowers were so intoxicatingly gorgeous. I had to rush out during the storm the next day just to find some flowers to remind me of his love!

Southern Sugar said...

I so wish I could have attended. I am very sorry to hear of the loss of you friend. Please let me know if you do speak in Atlanta, I live in Tampa but Atlanta is home and I'd love to come and see you there.Blessings to you and yours.

Faye said...

CAN NOT WAIT TO HEAR THE REST!LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB!

3 Peanuts said...

I am so excited to hear about how it all went. I knew you would be great and belss so many by your testimony. I pray for you during this difficult time of losing your friend.

Love,
Kim

Lori said...

Sibi, I am looking forward to hearing more about that special evening as I know it was moving.

I am so sorry for the loss of your dear friend Cheryl and I will keep her friends and family in my prayers.

You look beautiful in the picture by the way. :)

Pink Lady Bug said...

Wow, I hope it will be available to watch in full at some stage. I would love to hear your testimony.

Love Being a Nonny said...

I have sure missed you on here!!

Melanie said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your Dear Friend...may memories of her friendship and love always stay fresh in your mind and deep in your heart.

I wish I lived closer. I would have loved to attend such a blessed event. Congratulations on your success!

this blessed nest said...

i was needing a "pearl fix".
just wanted to let you know i was thinking about you.

i'll call you in the next day or two. keeping my fingers crossed for a girly weekend or at least lunch or something for the end of the month.

xoxo

Comfort Joy Designs said...

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red ticking said...

i really admire what you are doing. may God bless you... i hope you come to the seattle area...

Lori said...

Just wanted you to know I was thinking about you and your sweet family. I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed Easter weekend!
I miss chatting and hope you are doing well!! :)

Lori
xoxo

Raining Pearls said...

I hope you've had a lovly Easter with your family. I miss you and pray that all is well.

Love
Nancy

paige said...

i am so so sorry for the loss of your special friend
hugs to you