Tuesday, February 26, 2013

It's all about ME!!! (dotmom 2013)

A few weeks ago, a blog that Diana introduced me to talked about Lifeway's dotmom conference which just so happened to be in Frisco. A place to gather with other moms and worship? Yes please! Sign me up! I don't get much "ME" time, and what better way to spend it than with a thousand other people who are in my same phase of life. They kept flashing these funny videos of moms "checking in" with their family. There were some firemen, trampolines, etc. The videos were promptly followed by "They'll survive, it's just a weekend!" ha! So perfect!

The devil most certainly did NOT want me to go to this. Trent and I were actually going to go to a concert Thursday night at Winstar, but I felt a little guilty for having my parents keep the kids Thursday night and then Friday too. God's mysterious ways at work.... Levi was having trouble breathing during the day so we were doing treatments every 4 hours, but it got worse. Not better. He did his typical puking from coughing so much. (I'm sure Nana and Grandpa are super grateful they didn't have to clean that up!) He needed treatments every 3 hours, he was coughing so much and screaming "mooooom." Ugh, it's the saddest thing in the world! He finally slept from about 12:30 that night until 5:30 when he was crying again. I was absolutely sick at my stomach leaving him when I wasn't sure he was well. But between 5:30 am and 9:30 am he did pretty good. So I forced myself to get in the car and go, I knew he was in good hands, it's just so hard to leave him when I'm worried! Especially with breathing issues. I had looked so forward to spending this time with Diana. (All that to say...I obviously forgot my good camera.)

It was an AMAZING weekend! AMAZING worship, AMAZING speakers, AMAZING breakout sessions, and a blast with Tia!!! It was so nice to just be able to be me, and drop the other hats for a few hours. And now there are like 10 books I want to buy....

Probably the two things that struck me the most are 1. I don't read my Bible enough, and my children need to see that I do. 2. Deuteronomy 6: 7-9 (after the 10 commandments have been given) "You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates."

W.O.W. I always talk about how blessed we are to have these beautiful children, but I pray that God gives me the strength and wisdom to raise them in a way that is pleasing to Him. They're only mine to borrow from Him for 18 years and I hope that I can prepare them for the world we live in. We all know it's a scary place!

Saturday, Trent brought the kids down to hang out with Landon and Brielle and then they made us some delicious burgers! This is what happens at Daddy Daycare...

Aren't they cute in their matching shirts???

Levi and Chloe absolutely love playing with Brielle. It was really sweet to watch Chloe this time because she would follow them around wanting to see everything they did! AND....it's a REALLY great time for Levi and Brielle to practice their sharing with someone close in age! We all know 2-3 year olds need lots of practice with that!
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