Torrential rain falling on the afternoon of Saturday, March 17th did not prevent more than 350 women from attending the Orange County Church of Christ women’s event. The theme, “Extraordinary” transformed a very ordinary day into an extraordinary experience for all who attended. I walked into the lobby of the Orange County Church of Christ and immediately felt the buzz of excitement. From that first moment in the lobby to the last raffle prize that ended the event, I was filled with gratitude that I was able to join so many women in an inspirational and life-changing event.
After I picked up my name tag and started making my way down the hallway to submit my cupcakes in the cupcake contest, I saw tables lined up where vendors displayed beautiful clothes, studded jeans, elegant jewelry, colorful purses, hand-made cards and children’s hair pins. The cupcake holding area was filled with trays of delicately decorated cupcakes from 30 participants. A stand-up picture frame displayed on the front table showed a picture of the four cupcake judges. Several women were busy tagging the cupcakes and preparing them for the judges as well as sorting them for servers to deliver to the tables for dessert.
I walked into the main auditorium and was handed a schedule by my friend’s husband who was dressed in white