This concert review is overdue (I'm a poet, and ya'll didn't know it!), but life has been busy around the Garms Family home. Forgive me for my tardiness and procrastination!
I left you hanging on a countdown for the Booth Brothers in my last blog, and yes, the day finally arrived on Saturday, April 2nd. I awoke to Sam, Jayme, and Caleb saying: "Hey! This is Sam, Jayme, and Caleb Garms. We are the Little Adventurers reporting for SouthernGospelBlog.com." But more about that later...
The day was filled with joyful and excited preparation. We gathered cameras, gummy bears, and pillows for the trip (but let me assure you, no one fell asleep on the way home!).
The family, all ready to go! (Note the nametags: the suspense is building, isn't it?) Whitney unfortunately had to work, but otherwise, she would have joined us for the concert.
Almost there! We finally made it to Maplewood, MN and stopped at a favorite site - Arby's! - for a restroom stop. :)
Waiting, waiting, waiting. :) This was Sam, Jayme, and Caleb's post during the waiting process.
Yes, after much waiting, the concert began! It was such a wonderful time to listen to Ronnie and Michael Booth and Jim Brady share from their heart and God's Word through their music and message. We were uplifted and encouraged, and inspired to be better performers ourselves. They are so polished, so relaxed on stage, and so ministry-focused.
Part of the Front-Row, Full-Pew Crew.
Michael talking to the audience at intermission. (We like this picture!) :)
Ronnie talking with the family.
After the concert, Ronnie and Michael just infused our family band with wisdom from a group who has traveled many more years and miles. We were overwhelmed with all their insight - in a good way - and we greatly appreciated their time and stories. We learned A LOT!
Speaking of time and talking, here's one of the most exciting highlights of the concert! Sam, Jayme, and Caleb had the privilege to interview Michael Booth for SouthernGospelBlog.com. What a special moment and piece of history for our family. Michael was as witty and hilarious as ever, but just as serious and open-hearted. The lessons also contained in the interview are very pertinent to everyone, and we learned much from his transparency.
We are still reliving memories! We treasure the time we had together as a family, the fellowship and catchin' up with many friends we've met along the way, making new friends, and of course, the ministry of the Booth Brothers. We were very blessed.
And yes, we were asked if we were related to the Booth Brothers...again. :) (And the answer is still "no".)
Blessings and Joy in the Journey!
T for TGF