she had me at hello. or whatever she wrote within that very first post upon which i stumbled. hook, line & sinker. the whole enchilada.
being both inspired & smitten, i’ve read every post she’s written since that day. i’ve bookmarked her archives and stayed up way into the night catching up with her life before that first day i found her.
edie is one of those rare jewels that comes along & spurs us on to be better “us”. you know what i’m saying? while there’s been a
hundred few days here and there when honestly i wished i was a little more ‘edie-like’, she has a smooth way of encouraging her readers to just rise up & pour in to those the lord has placed in our lives and love ‘em well. the best we can.
a couple years ago i had edie write a post for me on just how she does what she does everyday. she’s a former physician turned stay at home mom. she runs, she bakes bread and looks like a bombshell. actually come to think of it, why am i her friend? ha! kidding!! no seriously, a few weeks after that post, her home burned to the ground. everything but her family, lost in a fire.
ya’ll she came out of ashes, literally and figuratively, a more beautiful, stronger version.
last march we became real life friends when we spent time with another blogger crush turned real life dear friend , sibi. and it was solidified. i love her. dan loves her too (they both share a love and interest in c.s. Lewis & Bonhoeffer)– sharp wit & intellect are an irresistible combination!
she is everything you imagine and more. gorgeous, brilliant, southern and genuine. i often times joke with her about her love of true religion jeans and mac cosmetics.goodness gracious ya’ll have seen me post her recipes and talk about her over and over again.if i could only read one blog, edie’s would be it. she’s not just a foodie or just a blog about design. while she may share her favorite recipe, she may turn around and talk about her fine hubby stevie the next day. then she’ll go all garden girl and then switch it up & talk about how important it is to invest in a good pair of designer jeans. she’s transparent, brilliant and spiritual. she loves the lord, her family and her man. she loves to love people in every medium possilbe. i mean really. what else is there.
well, here’s the deal, she has just released a true labor of love that is going to blow. you. away.
i’m serious ya’ll. it’s going to blow you away. i’m not going to steal any of her thunder as i resist the urge to copy and paste loads of her quotes.
edie girl, i love you & wish you all the best and much success as you pour out your heart and soul into this art form for all of us to see.
YOU are real deal sister.
“to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord
for the display of his splendor”