I've been putting off this post, partly because I don't think that there are enough words to cover everything that I experienced and partly because I'm tired of crying. Like seriously 3 straight days of it - I went through an entire cube of travel tissues. I don't know why I cry so much I just do...it's my gift I guess.
To go through everything that happened last weekend would probably be way too long here so I will try to just hit the highlights :)
We went up on Thursday which was a day early and I am SOOO glad that we did because it was great to have an extra day to relax. The resort was absolutely gorgeous (and really cold!!) and I got to spend some really sweet time Friday morning sitting on our little patio (in flannel pajamas and wrapped in a quilt) overlooking the lake and watching the sun rise. Friday night was check-in and our first main session which was amazing. Let me tell you - worshipping in a room with 450 mommas all with a heart for adoption was incredible....and we got to do it several times!!!
The breakout sessions on Saturday were amazing also. I did one on fundraising, marriage and haircare. I could probably write an entire post on each of these sessions. Another great experience was the date with God which I did Saturday morning. What a moving experience that was! God really used that experience to reassure me to rest in His calling for me. What was amazing moment it was to hear those same words repeated from stage the next morning and AGAIN in church this very morning!!!
Let me tell you, I am so incredibly blessed to be called to this ministry to support domestic adoptive families. Everyone that we talked to commented on the fact that there are just not enough resources and grants for domestic adoption and I totally agree - that's what started us on this journey in the first place. Can't wait to see what the next few months have in store for Called to Adopt!! :)
Post again soon!!
Saturday night in Chiang Mai
3 weeks ago