Friday, March 19, 2010

A hug I finally got!

I finally got to hug the neck of a dear sister in the faith.


A favorite author and Bible teacher of mine, Beth Moore was in the area doing a book signing this morning for her newest book, So Long, Insecurity: You’ve been a bad friend to us.

I got to the book store and was immediately asked if I had a ticket. 

Um, no.

Then I was sent to the “non-ticket-holders line.” 

I immediately began to feel insecure that I didn’t have a ticket.  Did I not measure up?  Was I not special enough to have a golden ticket?!?!?!

Oh, I kid.

I’m still actually not sure how people got tickets, but I think they just got at the front of the line.  Which was no big deal really.  I got there early enough that I didn’t have to stand back among the cookbooks and spend every last red cent in our bank account.  I was standing amongst the fiction… which really holds not a lot of interest for me being the non-reader that I am.

I got there a little after 10 am and the signing started at 11.  I had made it through and was done by 12 noon-ish.  So the line was really no big deal at all.

I hope she doesn’t think I was too weird, but I took her a homemade gift.  I wrapped up a couple of baguettes from my latest Bread Baker’s Apprentice challenge creation, Pain à l’Ancienne, since the formula makes a bunch. 


Ever gracious, she accepted my humble gift and seemed excited about it. 


This sweet lady has impacted me and so many people I know.  I was so excited to get finally get to hug her neck and express my gratitude to her in some small way.


Thanks Mrs. Bethie for coming to DFW today! 


R.L.Scovens said...

Wow! That must have been exciting for you! I'm going to a Joyce Meyer book signing in April in Plano and it will be my first. I'm alittle nervous!lol

Kay said...

Awww, how neat! I'm so glad you got to go! : )

ForHisGlory said...

How fun! I wondered if the lines were going to be outrageous since they requires tickets.. I'm so glad you got to see her!!

Tiffany said...

How fun! What a great experience to meet someone you have gleaned so much from.

Shucks, I always know someone who knows someone who is famous...

Constance said...

I was there too! I was thrilled to get my picture with Siesta mama! She just blessed my socks off! I am thinking of framing that picture of her and I and keeping it on my side table where I do my daily Bible reading. Talk about an encouragement!
Connie Hopkins

Mamacita said...

How cool is that?! So glad you got that hug!

connorcolesmom said...

sweet :)
And yummy bread!!!
God bless,

The Gribble Family said...

So glad you got to meet Beth. She is very genuine and I am sure touched by your gift.

Beth is an amazing woman. I coordinated her daughter's wedding at our church last year. She is SUCH a sweet lady and her whole family is gracious and wonderful. Nothing but great things to say about my time with them.