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Friday, October 03, 2008

Hitting the Road

I'm heading out the the Hearts at Home Regional Conference in Michigan this weekend. I love hanging out with other moms and hearing what's going on in their lives. It's especially fun to connect with other Mommies-Come-Lately®.

I'll be teaching a workshop called "Baby Changes Everything: Now Tell Me Something I Don't Know", which focuses on how our children change us. I am who I am today because I am a mom.

My other workshop is "How to Help Your Son Your Son Choose Purity Instead of Pornography"--a topic I am passionate about since I believe all boys will face the temptation of pornography to some degree.

My caboose kiddo Christa isn't too happy when I travel. She lets me know she doesn't want me to go, and there are usually some tears. She also usually slips a little surprise in my luggage--a note or one of her stuffed animals. We'll see what shows up when I open my bags in my hotel room.


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At 3:50 PM, Blogger DeniseLynn said...

Hello. I just want to thank you for the wonderful session at Hearts at Home this past weekend. I am now home with my husband and 2 little boys (6 and just turned 3). You touched my heart and I feel called to tell you so. In addition to all your wonderful sharing, you told us of a time when your son was 6 and was telling lies ... I'm there right now! You admitted to pulling away from your own son and let me honesty tell you I am crying as I type this. I so needed to hear you say this. I too have pulled away just a little but even a little is too much. I'm not going to do that anymore - in fact I'm going to get closer to him. I am going to love him through this "phase" even as difficult as it is. Thank you friend - you were one of the angels that spoke to my soul this weekend. Thank you.

At 12:00 PM, Blogger Beth K. Vogt said...

Back home and unpacking the suitcases.
Your comment was so, so encouraging to me.
You are doing the best, right thing--loving your son no matter what.


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