Mike and Kyle were at a swim meet. Kyle swam well this weekend.
Sweet boy and his trophy!
Yesterday I was at the Ordinary Women's Conference. I was really nervous and really wanted to throw up before the event. All the speakers were in a backroom before the event started and I got really emotional and could NOT turn off my tears. Then several ladies prayed and that awesome peace from God washed over me.
The amazing organizer, Sheila Miller did an awesome job emceeing the event and she reminded us of all the "ordinary" women in the bible that God called to do extraordinary things. Women such as Esther and Mary who were orphaned or a peasant girl and that God used them to do amazing things. I pray that God can use our nightmare and this very ordinary and often unglued woman to bring glory to Him.
The conference was awesome! Local ladies you must attend this event next year. The fellowship was wonderful, the speakers were inspiring, the music was glorious, the food was wonderful, and the presence of God was palpable in that church. I felt honored to be a part of this and I pray that my speech touched a heart. I had typed out pages and pages to go by but after 5-10 minutes in I bagged my hand written notes and just talked. I told story after story how God held our hand and wiped our tears the last year. I ended by encouraging the women to invest time in their relationship with God. That investment will always be compounded and you never know when you might need to call on his mercy and grace.
This weekend has simply been awesome. After a very emotional, stressful, and frustrating week about David's kidney and Mike's work, this weekend was refreshing and wonderful. Friday night my little ones were at GG and Pops' gearing up for the big VT game, Kyle and Mike were at high school football games, so I snuck over to my dear friend Misty's house. I had dinner with her and her family and then we got our craft on. I cannot post our final results because what we made are Christmas gifts, but we had a great time being girly and crafty. It was such fun and now the craft bug has bitten us both:)
I am so thankful that when life feels at its breaking point God refreshes us with exactly what we need. Have a great week!