after over 30 hours of travel time yesterday, i landed in atlanta. i’ll be honest, yesterday morning was the first time in 10 days that i felt completely exhausted. one of my concerns was that i’d be “on” for everything in rwanda. with a packed schedule each day, it was very important to me to be truly present as we visited people & places that swung the pendulum between adversity and joy, suffering and blessing . i wanted my heart to be open. to be sensitive. i wanted what grieves the lord to grieve me. to be tender alongside those who shared stories of tragedy beyond my comprehension. as well as double over with laughter as we bowled with a group of teenage girls while they bowled for the first time. for my eyes to be open to truly see these women. their faces & joyful laughter i pray will always be with me. that the imprint of how they love, pressed into my heart, will never fade. this trip would be in vain if i returned and my heart & the way i live not be changed. i have much to process & journal, along with a couple thousand images to look throughso i hope to share much more with you.
this beautiful statue was outside an orphanage in rwanda. it truly sums up what i saw & experienced in africa.
in the mean time, i have a couple things to share with you~
we roll out our new noonday collection fall release on august 7th! i just placed my sample order & can NOT wait to see these pieces in person & share with you!!! so gorgeous!! so, i hope to post on wednesday morning ( or maybe last tuesday evening) & list around two dozen of my samples for sale anywhere from 30-50% off!! probably will be my largest sample sale yet!! these usually go pretty fast so keep that in mind.
& finally, if you’re local i’ll be at my favorite shop, Sugarboo & Co. in the town brookhaven shopping district this wednesday evening from 6-9pm for a trunk show so please drop by!! ( i’ve linked their facebook page to the image below for directions & their phone number)