On Saturday, May 3rd, Tabitha Newborn gave an inspiring speech to the ladies that attended our Mother’s Day Banquet. She explained that pearls are formed by irritants entering the oyster. Without those irritants, the wonderful pearls we love today wouldn’t have been made. The same is true with us. Without the irritants of life, we wouldn’t have the opportunity to become the pearls that God has called us to be. The struggles and hardships that are put into our path are there to help us develop and become the strong, beautiful women that we were always meant to be.