Sunday, March 22, 2009

An EXPO-nential Blessing!

Wow. I am overwhelmed by my weekend at the Christian Book Expo. It was fun beyond words and blessed my heart and thrilled my soul in ways that I am still processing.

But it almost killed my feet. And my arms from lugging around all the books I collected. Believe me, though: that was a small sacrifice for the incredible experience I was privileged to have. The Christian author & publishing communities ROCK!

I have much to share, many interviews, LOTS of giveaways, and more over the next days and probably weeks. After I debrief and decompress a bit and wade through the stuff I got.

I told several people that it felt like a combination of Christmas morning and drinking out of a fire hydrant. And a tiny glimnpse of what heaven will be like with the sweet fellowship and laughter. And heaven won't have the aching feet!

But for now, spring break is over and I need to get back into mom mode. . . .


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Skoots1moM said...

what fun!!
rest lots so you can tell us all about it!!

My ADHD Me said...

It sounds like you had SO much feet. And just think, you could have stayed home and had sore feel just from working around the house all day!

Anonymous said...

I loved being at the book expo!
It was great!

A Stone Gatherer said...

So glad you had a great time! Can't wait to hear about all of it!

Unknown said...

I cannot wait to hear all about your trip! Every time I saw anything about the expo I thought of you! I saw pictures and was just blown away! :-)!!!

My ADHD Me said...

OK, That does it!

No more commenting from me at night.
I just re-read the comment I left last night.

Should have said...So much FUN... and stayed home an had sore FEET!

Oh well, welcome home! : )

Debbie Petras said...

I can't wait to read all of your posts about this event! Welcome home, Linda.

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

I'm so glad you are back home safely, and that the experience was all you hoped it would be! I'm looking forward to reading some of your reviews and recommendations!!


CandaceCalvert said...

Linda, it was SO awesome to meet you in person at CBE, get cozy (and off our feet!) on that couch and chat. We (readers, writers and the publishing family) are blessed by your generous spirit--your blog is indeed an inspired ministry.


Beverlydru said...

Glad you had a great trip. I didn't register to win "A Cousin's Promise" because it's ironic that I'm not a fan of books by Beverly Lewis (the author) and I figured this might be similar. When people ask if I'm THE Beverly Lewis, of course I say "yes". What will I do when I'm an author too? Maybe go with Beverlydru Lewis. : )

Unknown said...

Sounds FABULOUS! Wish I could have been there.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Sounds like a wonderful time. I almost came...Even had my ticket and then had a conflict. I was sorry to hear that they did not have as large a crowd as they had hoped.

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Kim said...

Hey Linda!
Sounds like the Lord really showed you a swell time!! I will be visiting often to learn all about your trip!!