Monday, September 22, 2014

Dot Mom

This past weekend was the Lifeway Dot Mom conference.  I have been lucky enough to attend 2 other times so was super excited to get to back again this year.  LeeAnn, Ashley and I have been planning to go back since last year.  It is such an encouraging conference.  We got to sit under some amazing teaching and participate in wonderful worship.  I learned so much and came home so energized to be a better wife and mother.  Angie Smith was one of the main teachers and she is just awesome!!  She taught on letting go of the control we have as mothers and letting God have control of our children.  A message I needed to hear!  
 We also got to see some of our favorite other blogger moms.  We might have slightly stalked Kelly from Kelly's Korner and her best friend Laurie.  They were super nice and talked to us.  That is the back of their heads because we weren't brave enough to ask for a picture with them.
 Besides the conference, the best part of the weekend was hanging out with these girls!!  I am so thankful for our very special friendship!  Not many people are still best friends with their high school best friends 20 years later.  We can go from uncontrollably laughing one minute to crying the next to encouraging one another in our relationship with God the next.  It is so wonderful.  We enjoyed eating out with no kids and staying up late.  Love these girls and so thankful for some time together.
 Matt did an amazing job of holding down the home front while I was gone.  So thankful for him allowing me to go.  Sounds like him and the kids had a great time.  They watched movies, ran errands and went to parties.  My mom was sweet enough to take Kate (along with Paige and her grandmother) to see the play Pinkalicious.  Sounds like they had a great time.

I loved getting home yesterday to be with "my people" again.  I always enjoy a little time away but am thankful when I get home!