So what happens when you get a bunch of women in the room and start talking about Jesus and your children? Tears…
Today was so refreshing, encouraging, and uplifting. This morning Dr. Donna Thoennes spoke to us about “Gospel Rest” and it was such a relevant, applicable topic for every single mom!! (I’ll post a summary of her talk sometime tomorrow)
We also had a great line up of ladies on two different panel discussions: Noel Piper, Julie Gumm, Kristen Howerton, Melody Liezau, and Dorthy Bode. It was great to see all the different perspectives from women, from different ages, who have each adopted through different means (international, domestic, fost/adopt), and literally from all over the world.
Each of these women are an inspiration and if you are looking for good things to read…check out their blogs.
The conference starts tomorrow! I still have to get all my kids packed up to stay the weekend at my aunt’s house and finish preparing for my workshop tomorrow on “Raising Your Child to Care for the Orphan”, but thanks to Donna’s wise words, I’m going to “say no” to the pile of dishes in my sink and get to them on Sunday. 🙂
Check in throughout the weekend for summaries from the different speakers. First up tomorrow morning: Darrin Patrick