I want to move to Hendersonville someday.
It is the Home of my friends, Andy, Emily & Ellen.
And of course, Taylor Swift and the legend, Johnny Cash.
What a rock-awesome combination. Sound sufficient? Good.
I woke up today at a wonderful 7:20a.m. to the south –
and drove up 30 minutes north to Hendersonville to meet Andy and Emily for Easter.
I was going 78 in a 70 mile-an-hour zone.
That’s risking it all for me.
Dangerous. Forbidden. Crazy.
Thank God I didn’t get picked up with blue lights
on every other corner of the road.
Once I hopped in the car with Andyz and Em –
the car radio blasted a mixture of Kellie Pickler’s
“Best Days of Your Life,” — and Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb.” (Don’t judge.)
I mean, c’mon — can Easter Sunday get any better than that?
It’s not every day that you get to jam out to some of the best
music that Nashville has to offer with great friends!
The Church experience was unbelievable. After all, it always is.
I was clapping and in my mind — was dancing in circles for Jesus!
I’m definitely southern after only being here for three years…maybe.
After church, we went to Emily’s parents house for amazing food and fun conversation.
I am blessed to know both Andy and Emily — and am “super-duper” thankful
that they invited me to spend Easter with them. I absolutely love both of them!
I can’t express that enough.
Especially Emily’s family. They are rock-awesome.
At a break in the afternoon, Andy and I walked over to his house.
To say the least, I will always remember Hidden Way Court,
the “Dogwood tree story,” and a great afternoon with one incredible buddy!
Moreover, I will remember Mr. Redden (I might have misspelled his name) –
and Drew’s house. (The boy who Taylor Swift referred to in, “Teardrops On My Guitar.”)
Oh, how I love my Tennessee!
As a whole, the entire Sunday afternoon consisted of: Playground fun, a hidden Easter egg hunt,
a taste of Fruit Tea for the first time, delectable food, laughter, and the presence of God.
At about 4:30 p.m., I was sad to leave a home full of love and happiness.
The end of the journey revolved around a visit to Johnny Cash’s property — and a 30-minute drive
back to Music City USA.
Now all that’s left is a full tummy, one big smile and a new hope for tomorrow.
Thank you Lord for such an amazing day!
Reminder to self: Hendersonville is my new favorite city. Return again soon.
For fun: Check out http://www.TaylorSwift.com