This past weekend, I attended the Hope Renewed conference at our church.
I wasn't sure if I could do it. Our kids were headed to Orlando for a Gospel Coalition conference for pastors and I was going to be spending Sunday - Thursday with the grandkids. A busy time.
A couple of people encouraged me to do it anyway, even if I couldn't be there the whole time. It began Friday evening. It was pretty relaxed.
The adoptive mom on the right is a sweet friend who is soon moving to Colorado Springs, where her husband has gotten a job with Compassion.
We will MISS her, but know God is leading them!You can read her blog here. She tells how God is directing them.
I loved what she shared - that God knows us intimately because He lives IN us!
Lindsey, so full of energy, spunk and just a lot of fun, taught us a game.
This was followed by ice-cream and just good fellowship.
Someone once said that fellowship is like "2 fellows in the same ship". Adoptive moms understand eachother, so I guess that does fit the description. So many people don't get why some of us have chosen to expand our families through adoption.
The evening ended with a movie -
"Girls Night Out".
What a great idea to offer us blankets to snuggle under while we watched the movie!
Along with popcorn!
Part 2 - Saturday, next post.