The trip started off rocky…see post on my travel woes getting to the conference.
Followed by a way too early in the morning makeup malfunction, I headed off to find coffee since my room only had decaf and no sweeteners I stopped in the business lounge to grab a cup. What? They have a Starbucks!!! My heart was just a little lighter since I knew I would survive. Do I need to explain that I am a coffee nut? I drink it all day – every day!
My first thought was for the ladies traveling but it also reminded me why I came myself. Lives of many were going to be touched this weekend. It was truly a blessing to witness how the ladies handled the challenges. First it was the weather. Followed by the hotel reservation system going down. For most of the day they were unable to process check ins or issue keys. If you were on a special list they had printed out before the system went down, they were able to assign you a room but had to enscort you to open the door. Another reason I was thankful for traveling early!
The next three days were filled with seminars, lectures and hands on training in all things Christian Mom Blogger related. I am still processing the information received, trying to implement as many of the tips and suggestions as possible.
The second take away would have to be the new friendships forged during my trip. It was exciting to put a real face to the ones that I have been working with, and those that I have bumped into in the blogosphere…and of course the new but sure to become close friends like my roommate Lisa of The Pennington Point. We were total strangers sharing a room when we arrived. By the end if the weekend, I knew I had been blessed by a beautiful Christ centered woman. Lisa represents in my mind at least, the pattern for younger women to follow. She was so much more than a blessing to me. She unknowingly called me out on having my priorities out of order and challenged me to tackle issues, although unknown to her, were a struggle to me.
Here is a cute promo for 2014 Titus 2:1 Conference. Let me know if you are attending, we will have a wonderful weekend learning and loving Christ while learning to reach others through our ministries whether blogging, homeschooling or running a business.