When I entered A Beautiful Soul contest back in April, I never expected to win. After a month of constant voting and harassing all those I know to vote, the contest came to an end, and then, what seemed like a lengthy wait to find out the winner. To my surprise, I was announced the winner!
All of that hard work paid off. I was later contacted by Patrick to make arrangements for the contest dinner. I was told to review the tour schedule and pick a show that my guest and I would like to attend and that he would then make all of the arrangements. We selected a show a couple hours from where we lived and then the long wait began as the show was not until August.
Closer to the time of the show, Patrick contacted me again to begin finalizing the arrangements for the dinner. I was so excited and could not believe that the time had finally arrived! What to expect was next on my mind…
The day finally came and once we arrived to the venue, we were greeted by Patrick and Krista who were amazingly sweet. They welcomed us and chatted with us while we awaited Bret’s arrival. He was held up at the airport and running late. We were nervous that dinner would be rushed as a result but that was not the case.
Once Bret arrived and got settled, we were escorted to the tour bus where Bret welcomed and greeted us. They offered us a variety of food and drinks. Jorja (Bret’s daughter) came out to join us for a brief period of time. We all talked like we have known each other forever. We talked about the contest, music, family and careers. Bret was even kind enough to call a couple of friends and family for us. Bret also offered to send us some items for the kids as they are huge fans as well. What an awesome host! Before we knew it, an hour and a half passed. We took some photos together and then Bret offered to set us up anywhere we wanted to be to watch the show.
We settled on the side of the stage. What a different experience it is to not be in the crowd but behind the scene. Watching from the side lines really makes you see and appreciate all the hard work that Bret and the BMB put in to every performance.
I still can’t wrap my head around this experience and am so grateful that I was able to be a part of a once in a life time opportunity.
Bret and his team truly show the definition of beautiful souls.
Thanks to all of you,
A Beautiful Soul contest winner Vicki Hill with Bret on his tour bus.
Contest winner Vicki Hill, her sister Shannon with Bret and his daughter Jorja at dinner.