I am trying my best to piece together the first post but it is going to take me several posts to break it all down properly.
I told Paige that it was just layers of deliciousness.
Here is how I am feeling on the Tuesday morning after the big weekend!
Grateful and thankful and awestruck. Exhausted more than I have ever been in my entire life.
Overwhelmed that it finally happened and so appreciative to every, single one of you who spent the
weekend with us! You traveled from all over the United States! I was so excited to meet you all and
my heart is so grateful to you girls and to God because you all made it happen.
I am still in complete awe of Brittany, our worship leader and her sweet in- laws who blessed us with their incredible talent! Sarah, Jane, Paige and Edie blessed us over and over again sharing their hearts, their stories and their real life experiences.
We laughed out loud. We cried. We sat mesmerized, hanging on their words throughout the day.
They were so good I could barely stand it.
This was the first time any of them had ever done anything like this. Love how God orchestrates things..
I was SO PROUD of all of them. They brought the house down. One right after another.
I sat in tears most of the day:)
When I begin to pray about holding the second event, I felt Him leading me to reach out to certain women. I knew it would be different. But I wanted it to be Real. Authentic. Genuine and True.
I wanted the likability factor to be off the charts. I wanted the blog world to meet the real world. I wanted heart connections with bloggers, speakers, readers and attendees.
I really wanted to pull together real mama's, with real stories of faith , who happen to know in a very personal way, what it means to overcome.
Which is the heart of TPE.
When every single one of them said yes to Him, I nearly fainted.
When every single one of them showed up Friday night, I nearly fainted.
When every single one of them showed up Saturday morning, I nearly fainted.
You get the picture.
It was all very surreal for me.
I am still basking in the afterglow of all that He did through these brave women over the weekend.
It was an incredibly humbling weekend for me and my family. We are all still trying to wrap our hearts and minds around the magnitude of it all.
Of willingness and obedience.
Of faith in the midst of tremendous personal trial.
Of pushing through in spite of incredible odds.
Of the goodness and graciousness of our God.
Layers of deliciousness sweet friends.
I want to share some of the pictures of our time in the ballroom Friday night before the Squeal Fest.
Thank you to every one of you who prayed for us. For all of you who joined us.
What an honor to spend the weekend with you.
Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude.
More posts and lots of pictures coming this week.
I'll leave you with some of the pictures of the squeal fest before the scheduled squeal fest later on.
I will add a gazillion pictures later today to this post.
My little photo card isn't allowing me to upload any more at the moment!
When Big Daddy wheels in later maybe he can take a look at it for me.
Until then, big hug and a big thank you sweet friends.