You know that feeling you have when you do a thing? A pretty big thing- a thing that has been in your mind and on your heart for about a year? A thing that you’ve been praying over, prepping for, nervous for, waking up at weird times and writing to-do lists for….and then you actually walk it out…and then it’s *gulp done?
Yeah I have that.
This past weekend was the Born 2 Win Conference, and I was beyond honored and humbled to be a part.
First off, I gotta brag on this church that hosted us. They went above and beyond taking care of the speakers! Due to the fact that most of the outside speaking engagements that my hubby and I have done before have revolved around camps and missions trips…(which we totally LOVE!) lets just say, I’m used to roughing it a little more 😉
The first women’s conference I ever spoke at was at a soccer areana in Panama. It included about 100 women, 100% humidity, 7 3-legged dogs, and 4 random chickens strutting their stuff in front of the podium. (Ironically, its one of my fondest memories.)
So THIS conference was totally different. 😉 I was blessed (READ: spoiled!) by my new friend Kristin the entire weekend. You guys should definitely go check out her blog Simply Relevant Life.
She is an incredible women with a beautiful heart. I was blown away by her tenderness, thoughtfulness, stain removal abilities, choice of youtube videos, AND her snack selection. We are food sole mates. We even use the same kind of stevia. I MEAN…
I also met some AH-mazing young ladies in the church too. These girls volunteered all weekend and had so much joy while doing it.
It’s a beautiful thing to be a part of the body of Christ. There are so many ladies that I felt instantly bonded with because, ultimately, we had the same heartbeat. I love when God affords us opportunities to get acquainted with amazing people. And I think a stinky part of the job is having to say, “it was so awesome connecting with you, praying with you etc…and now, I gotta go.” 😉
But what I love about this life is this: just because an experience is over, it doesn’t mean it’s done.