How was Knoxville? Wet. Really wet! I have never seen so much rain. Did it put a damper on things? Well, I guess that depends on how you look at it!
My sister-in-law, Karla, journeyed with me across the state, and the two of us haven't spent time together in a long time. We had a blast! Starbucks, Chick-fil-a, plenty of Diet Coke, and it's a good road trip. :) When we got to the Live at Five studio, we were tickled to see that Patti Page was in the house! She's incredible. That was a real treat! (She was going to be singing the Tennessee Waltz at the UT game on Saturday evening. She said she was nervous about it! I guess that's a good thing. It makes me feel better, anyway, to know that she's been getting up in front of people for seven decades and she still gets butterflies!)My segment was about 2 minutes, and I found myself talking mostly about encouraging our kids to have an attitude of forgiveness, and claiming one for ourselves, as well, as we walk through the middle school years. Since I never really know what they are going to ask, I also never know what the Lord is going to have me say!
Book signing: I took some pictures at my book signing because several dear friends braved the torrential downpour, and I am NOT exaggerating, to swim out to see me. It was good to see everyone. It was a real blessing, and there were quite a few tears (you know that means I'm happy!) Thank you, North Knoxville LifeWay, for hosting the signing!
Saturday evening, I got to fellowship with and speak to the very lovely ladies of Cherokee Hills Baptist Church. It was a great evening! It's always fun to meet up with moms who have "met" me already through Baby Boot Camp, and I am so thankful to tell you that it is going into another reprint! That's a thrill, and I'm amazed by what the Lord is doing with that little book!
Now, it's catch-up time, y'all. My house is chaos! But it sure was a sweet...although drippy wet...weekend!