Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wonderful Evening~Amazing Speaker~Eddie George

Friday night, Boyd Christian School was honored to have Eddie George as our Keynote Speaker for the Annual Spring Banquet held at the Bridgestone Learning Center.

I will be the first to admit I do not have much football experience~or any sports experience for that matter~but I was looking forward to meeting Eddie George...NOT as excited as I will be if I ever get the opportunity to hear him speak again because...HE WAS AMAZING!!! He was so inspirational, genuine, funny, and gracious. He is simply beautiful inside and out.

My partner, Dachelle McVey and I had the honor of making a cake for the football legend. We were running extremely late getting back to the dinner and Mr. George was bombarded by people. He sat down at his table with his young son and agent and I walked over, introduced myself, and asked if I could get a picture with him, Dachelle, and the cake. He so graciously agreed, and although I told him whenever it was convenient for him, he proceeded to tell me it was not a problem and he would like to see the cake he had heard about. We walked over with his young son, and they were both excited and amazed at the cake...well, you can see the look on his son's face.LOL~priceless. He asked about the structure of the cake and complimented us on it as well. I cannot tell you how special he made Dachelle and I feel in that very instant. He also mentioned it when he got up to speak, and told me again later that evening how good it was.

I was truly honored, not because of who he is, but because he is an awesome person making a difference in others lives, with an amazing story to tell, and an uncanny ability to make everyone around him feel as if they matter, and are important too. Thank you Eddie George!!!!!