the car I rented had satellite radio. Love it!
Cyndi and I
Cyndi and Marcelle
Warren Barfield's son M
such a cutie
Chonda in Dr. Charles Stanley's church First Baptist Church in Atlanta
start of the meet and greet line
this woman's son met Chonda while she was on the USO tour in Iraq.
A lady brought four of her daughters to Chonda's concert. This is the youngest daughter. The oldest is 24.
It was a great night.
When someone mistreats you, try to view it as an opportunity to grow in grace.-Jesus Calling
October 29th- I had seen on twitter were Courtney Cozier from Biggest Loser 11 would be at a bootcamp workout in ATL. I got all the information and planned to go. I found the park where they were, nut never found them. I was really sad that I didn't get to meet her. One day I will. I got dressed and headed downtown ATL hoping to eat at a popular restaurant. The wait was over an hour, so I didn't stay. Cyndi then texted me and I went to the church to pick her up. We went shopping at TJMAXX- it's her favorite store. We then ate some mexican and headed back to the church to set up for the concert. We were at New Hope church in Fayetteville. We had a good night. Chonda was great. Warren had everyone crying with his story of how love is worth fighting for. Wow, such an amazing story.
the temp on Saturday morning- burr
saw these at Target- almost bought some for Chonda
the queen of shopping
helping set up the stage
Jeffrey (Warren's brother) making a pre concert call home to his wife
a packed house
helping M make pink boogers- one of those had to be there to understand it
they had so much fun
Beginning your day alone with Me is essential preparation for success.-Jesus Calling
October 30th- I stayed at the hotel until it was time for me to go get in line for the restaurant that I had been wanting to eat at. There was already a line forming and I was 20min early. The line kept growing and growing. I was glad to have gotten there earlier. You see, I've heard about chicken and waffles for a while now. The concept was a little lost on me, but I wanted to give it a try. The best place for chicken and waffles I learned was at Gladys Knight and Ron Winans Chicken and Waffles place in ATL. So I waited in line. And waited. And waited. But, the wait was SO worth it. It's fantastic. They offer other things to eat as well. The chicken and waffles are the most popular. So yummy.
yep, I'm that crazy lady in the corner taking pictures of everything- even myself
"real" mac n cheese
After eating, I made the drive back home. I love long car rides alone. I love worshipping and singing along the drive. It just soothes my soul in so many ways. I called Ken to see what he was doing for the afternoon. I wanted to see Courageous again. And I wanted to see it with him. I stopped by their house as I came into town. Hollie and Amanda and Mom were making carmel apples for Hollie's class. All 5 of us ended up going to the movie. So fun. We hadn't done that in a long time. After the movie, we went to Lost Pizza Co. for supper. I love spending time with my family. I went back to their house for a little while. I ended up falling asleep on the couch while they were watching some show on tv. I'm so glad that no matter what, I always feel at home when I'm there.
Hannah and I
Hollie and I
love my sisters
so beautiful- inside and out
Amanda and Hollie
me, Ken, Hannah
My weekend could have looked so differently. I'm so grateful that God knew all along what was going to happen. I'm learning some things and God knew what I needed. I know that other people do care about me and that sometimes a blessing comes in the form of asking for help.
Thank you God for never giving up on me.
A song that has been running through my mind this weekend Beyond the Clouds by Tyler Russell. He's Karen Kingsbury's son. He sang this song when we met them in IN. I love this song. It reminds me that a new day is coming. And my sunshine is just beyond the clouds.
Quietness is the classroom where you learn to hear My voice.- Jesus Calling