I have pretty incredible friends. God has blessed me with each one of them - intricately weaving them into the tapestry of my life at the very perfect moment.
Edward Crouse is one of those people. He was one of my very first friends - meeting at First Presbyterian Pre-School at the age of 3. "Eddie Baba" - does not know a stranger - he will introduce himself and an hour or two later you will find yourself deep in conversation with him. He "chews the fat" with people and has a genuine desire to be in real fellowship with the people he meets - it's refreshingly intentional and something that I really admire about him! Along with his love for people he also has a passion for food - he has traveled all over the place staging under some of the best chef's in the world!
So - he has decided to couple his two desires and has created a movement called, "Between Fork and Folks". This idea has been on his heart for some time and with the help of his brother and 4 other guys - his dream is becoming a reality! It is such a blessing to see it all come together!
I ask that you be praying for Eddie and his crew during the process - it's going to be AWESOME!
I feel like I start every post with an apology for my absence - things have been crazy/exciting!
Big News!! I am going to be an AUNT!! My sister and brother in law are expecting and our family is THRILLED! It has been so special to get to spend this time of preparation with them. What has been the most fun has been digging through all of our old favorite books - each of their delicate pages bringing back wonderful memories of childhood.
Katie and Eric are going to be the most wonderful parents - what a precious gift!
Can't wait to meet the nugget (they are not finding out the sex of the baby - BEST SURPRISE!!) - he/she is a lucky little one!
I have not been on the "blogging bandwagon" lately and I apologize. Life gets exciting/busy and I neglect this little nugget in my life - I need to be better about it!
A couple weeks ago, I attended Buckhead Church. It's not the church that I frequent every week, but that Sunday in particular I just felt, in the pit of my stomach, that I needed to go. It's clear, that that feeling was the Lord speaking to me. You see, for weeks, people had been asking me, "Do you have a New Years Resolution...what is it??" I had one in mind but just couldn't seem to verbalize it into a clear, consise phrase. Welp, with the help of Andy Stanley - I was able to do just that!
He opened up his message with the phrase, "You can't help everyone, you can help one". That is exactly what had been on my heart. This year - I feel like the Lord is really charging me to dig deep into certain people that He has placed in my life. Andy explained that by helping one person - you can impact so many others! It was just a very simple way to state what I am really looking forward to doing in the new year.
So - I charge you - love on those around you - because whether you know it or not by helping one, you can help everyone!
Two years ago I moved to Atlanta. With a new city came a lot of new things - my own apartment, my first "real job", new friends annnnnd Georgia fans. Thaaat's right.
My whole life - I was groomed to be a Gator. Brainwashed by my parents at a very early age, I can remember my mom singing "lullaby's" that consisted of "We are the Boys from Ol' Florida" and "Alma Mater" as we would slip to sleep at night. You can just imagine their surprise when I broke the news that I wanted to join the Clemson Family instead of the Gator Nation my senior year in high school. That being said, I never lost my love for the "Orange and Blue".
Well - now I am in the heart of "Dawg Country" - most of my closest friends in Atlanta attended The University of Georgia and while I love them dearly - the last Saturday in October always proves to be quite a memorable day for all us - a "friendly rivalry". Ha! Two years ago I made a bet with a UGA alumn/friend. Judging by the score from 2008 - I won - and last year we went double or nothing - and I won again. We have dabbled with so many wagers - noting that the concequence for the loser needs to be tasteful while at the same time - extraordinarly embarrasing. I have racked my brain for a hysterical act that would go down in the books - but want to throw it out to you all. Do you have any ideas? Think outside the box - go crazy!