I just came off the most amazing weekend in Raleigh with my friend Amy. It rained and rained and rained. And it was cold. But that was outside and we were inside at the Mom Heart Conference at the Sheraton Imperial being ministered to and inspired and confirmed in our roles as moms. What mom doesn’t need that?! It was awesome. Oh, and for breakfast we had omelets made by “The world’s best omelet chef” with the kindest and most joyful smile on his face. Good morning!
Omelet and coffee to fuel up for the next full day!
But let’s back up. It started with a friendship with Amy waaay back when my husband I first moved to a little town called Richfield and Amy and her husband lived a few houses down on the same street. I was 6 months along with our first child and she had just found out that she was expecting their first. You can read more here at her blog. Through different life changes, moves and more children we have remained friends and kept in touch.
Fast forward to this past Fall. Amy sent me a message inviting me to join her at the Mom Heart Conference in February. Um, yes! Of course! We have both been mentored by Sally Clarkson through her book “The Mission of Motherhood”. Naturally, I wanted to go for this two day getaway! I was NEEDING a fresh vision for my role as full-time mom. This weekend exceeded any expectations I may have had.
The first day I browsed the books at the book tables while cute little girls with baskets full of chocolate kept coming up to me and asking me if I wanted some chocolate? Is the Pope Catholic? Never mind. Yes, I did want some chocolate and had to eventually turn them away because my purse was full. :) I thought, what is this place? Books and chocolate? I can’t take it!
Amy, Sally, and I
We were given so much good biblical instruction, information, and inspiration. And that was just the first night! We had another full day of that on the following day! Better drink that coffee and you know, have a little chocolate.
I also had my first taste of kale chips. Amy brought those from home and surprisingly they were quite good!
Would I recommend this conference to other moms? Absolutely and adamantly. If you are mom that needs some refreshment for your soul and a fresh new vision then it’s a must!
I have some reading to do. Fine by me!
Thank you, dearest husband, for allowing me to go and be refreshed and to spend time with a wonderful friend too. Much love to you for holding down the fort here on a very rainy weekend. :)