How did I get my ticket to Blissdom?
Well, remember that writing contest at Skimbaco Lifestyle that I entered? Whoever had the most comments on their post won a ticket to Blissdom. I had 192 comments left on my post!!!
And came in second place. Yup, second.
Layla, at The Lettered Cottage, won the contest. She had over 600 comments! Ya’ll probably all know her, who doesn’t? I love her blog, and she definitely deserved to win. (Maybe I will get to meet her!) :)
If you didn’t get a chance to read my post, you can click HERE.
I was supposed to write about how I live life to the fullest. I shared how my mom taught me to live life to the fullest by counting my blessings everyday.
So today I am counting 192 of my blessings! One for each of the sweet comments that were left on my post. I was overwhelmed by all of your wonderful comments about my mom and my blog. I was brought to tears as I read them.
Even though I didn’t win the contest, I won something of much greater worth…your love and encouragement. You can’t put a price tag on that!
Thank you for taking time to write a comment. I feel so blessed to be a part of each of your lives.
So how did I get a ticket to Blissdom?
Well, it broke my dad’s heart that I didn’t win a ticket. He knew how badly I wanted to go. And he knew that Mom would want me to go too. So he called me a couple of days later and told me he wanted to buy me a ticket. How precious is he?
We almost didn’t get a ticket, (that’s a whole other story), but we finally did.
I have never felt so loved! My cup runneth over.
My sister came with me to Blissdom. She’s not attending the conference. She’s going to get her “shopping” on while I get my “bliss” on!
Here we are before we left…
(No, we did not plan on dressing in the same colors! Great minds think alike!)
Here’s my hot sister inside the Opryland hotel…
Here I am waiting for my sister to figure out how to use my camera. She didn’t do so well….
And here I am in our room. No kids in my bed tonight! :)
Well, it’s time to get some sleep. I’ve got a busy day tomorrow. I will try to update you on my facebook page.
I will also be announcing the winner of my Just Simply Southern giveaway tomorrow. It may be a little later in the day when I get a break.