This is cake.
It’s my love language. (Well, one of many.) 😉
And this particular piece of cake? It was eaten on Sunday, late morning.
After my roomies had left.
After I’d said (and cried over) a lot of goodbyes.
After I’d made a quick jaunt to this sweet little coffee shop with a dear friend.
I just needed a little time to think…about an amazing weekend spent surrounded by so many of my beautiful sisters.
Well, I also needed something amazing to eat as I attempted to cram all of those sweet, awesome, swag goodies into my suitcase. Trust me, friends…when they tell you to bring an extra suitcase, Just. Do. It.
Says the girl who checked a 50.5 pound bag and toted a way-too-heavy carry-on through the airport. 😉
Anyway, back to Allume.
It was overwhelming, but the good kind of overwhelming.
And, honestly, I can’t begin to process it all just yet. (Hence, the reason this post is #1 of about 212…)
Because I’ll want to tell you about how the country of Uganda wiggled its way into my heart, probably forever.
Or how I was blessed to meet with an agent and take another step with my book.
About how I met some truly fabulous women who are just as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside.
And those posts will come, but they’re not quite here yet…I’m still processing, still smiling, and a teeny tiny part of my heart is grieving that the weekend is over. Yep, still rockin’ the ENFP all over the place. 😉
But I can begin with cake.
photo credit: Melissa Aldrich, Quiet Graces
This group of women who daily inspire me in my walk with Jesus. They live with passionate abandon, they prayer-cover those who struggle, they give an abundance of hugs, they laugh loud and love even louder.
They listen to my stories and share theirs with me.
We do life together…and even if it’s more through computer screens than at coffee tables, I will hold them in my heart forever.
More stories on the way…probably 211 of them. 😀
Happy Tuesday, friends! Today is the day when I join some sweet friends at Crystal’s space for Behind the Scenes. We’re sharing the silly and sweet and sometimes-tear-jerking moments that happen behind the camera lens…I hope you’ll take some time and pop over to read some great stories.
Social media and online relationships can make us feel like everyone else has it all together. We’re edited, proof-read, Pinterest-perfect versions of ourselves (or so some might think!) when – in reality? There is an unfinished pile of laundry around the corner. That cute toddler smiling for the camera just had a massive meltdown seconds ago. That yummy breakfast-for-dinner you just showed us on Instagram? It’s because the cat licked the chicken that was supposed to be for dinner.
“Behind the Scenes” is a fun link up where we show those photos – but tell the real story behind them. The sneak peek behind the scenes, a look past the edges of the photo to the real life behind it.