This last weekend Saren, my sister Karley and my daughter Morgan and I drove to Spokane where Saren and I held a Retreat with about 35 amazing moms in attendance. It was wonderful and the moms there were just like the other moms we find at these retreats...beautiful, deliberate, creative, friendly, compassionate and humble.
|Me, Daisy Phillips, Chatol Sego, Saren|
My family has been so supportive of me through all of the craziness, I work part time and added this to my schedule, but I hope that my kids are learning that it is ok for you to pursue your passions even as a mother. They have been amazing and excited for me. Each time a registration for the retreat came in they would at least feign enthusiasm for me as I did a little happy dance with each registration.
And so my point that I want to leave you with is this: Don't let anyone, including Satan, tell you that you can't make a difference and do what you are passionate about. I am passionate about helping moms that are in the trenches of the most important thing they will ever do. Giving them tools to make the job easier and above all, sharing with them that we are all in this together. We all share the same trials and frustrations and even though we are not CAPABLE of doing this job perfectly, the learning and the joy is in DOING IT REGARDLESS. You can make a difference, but not if you don't try. I can't wait to present again, to learn more to share and share what I learn.
I am so thankful to Saren for making this happen with me and for believing in me. Our mothers are sisters, my birth mom, Lenna and her mom Linda. They are amazing women that give me identity. Saren has become one of my dearest friends. Thankful as well for my friend Kim Claypool for being there. Seeing her and embracing her was just what I needed that day. She is the wind beneath my wings after 27 years and counting. Deborah Thomason White for making what was a strained relationship in our teenage years, now a bond that I will treasure.