I’m the only one awake, so let’s be really quiet and I’ll give you a quick update. I can’t believe how many days it has been since I opened up my computer and clicked “new post” on my site. I miss my blog and I miss all of you. By the way, don’t you love this photo Isaiah took?
The Embracing Orphans Retreat in Estes Park, Colorado was great. True confession, it was the first women’s retreat I’ve ever attended. Can you believe that? Until recently, we haven’t been part of a church that had retreats, so this was a brand new thing for me. Let me tell you, it was sweet. The worship alone was so beautiful – all of those lovely voices blending together.
Speaking went well, I think; I gave a talk Friday night titled “Trust the Author,” about my journey to becoming an adoptive mother. There were some emotional moments, to be sure, but it was such a warm and accepting group of women, that it was just fine. Saturday I did a workshop called, “Caring for Yourself, Caring for Your Marriage.” A great group of ladies came and we had wonderful time sharing with one another. Workshops are so much easier than speaking in the general session!
If you want to spend a weekend with a group of women who are passionate about loving and serving the fatherless, you’ll have to join us next year. When dates are set, I’ll be sure to let you know.
I spent Sunday night in Denver with one of my dearest friends and headed home Monday morning. Or at least I thought I was heading home. I got to Seattle, where I had a long layover, so I found an outlet, plugged my computer in, and began to face the emails that had piled up since I had last turned it on – four days earlier (!!!!). I was almost afraid to look. As I waited, Isaiah sent me a text to see if there was any chance we could get together, so he came and picked me up for a quick lunch.
As we drove out of the airport, I got a text saying my flight home was canceled – yes, canceled. When you fly into a small airport that only gets two flights from Seattle a day, and then the plane has mechanical problems, they just cancel it. I tried re-booking through Spokane, talked with Russ and Isaiah, and finally decided to drive home today rather than fly the last leg of the trip.
This morning I’m heading out on an unexpected road trip with Isaiah – which is really pretty awesome. It’s just a bit disconcerting thinking about what I’m missing at home, being gone from my little kids one more day, and knowing that Russ is scrambling to cover for me. Did I mention that Russ and I leave to visit Dimples in Montana on Friday??
That’s my crazy life, how about yours? What have I missed these last several days? Take a moment to say hello – I need to reconnect with my blog friends.
Question: Have you attended a retreat or a conference? What was the best part of it?
Encourage one another,
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