Thursday, May 14, 2009

Yesterday...

I left the house at 6:30am yesterday and got home at 8:15pm-babysitting gets expensive with those hours and 6 kids. I was EXHAUSTED physically and emotionally when I got home.

My first stop for the day was to meet with a fellow blogger BEKI. Is she gorgeous or what??? Her little man came a long too and we chatted over breakfast at Braum's. Just 2 moms brought together by blogging-that ROCKS! After breakfast, we set out to do what I wanted to come do.... Remember baby CORA? Taken to be with Jesus after a short 3 week battle with cancer. I don't know baby Cora, I don't know her family. BUT IT AFFECTED ME.Beki offered to take me here-to the future site of CORA'S PLAYGROUND. We had some emotional moments and I got tearful many times..over a baby I never knew. We were blessed to chat with the woman in charge of the project who said over $40,000 had been raised so far and all the equipment was already ordered to include a princess castle! THANK YOU SO MUCH BEKI for taking the time out to take me.Then it was on to Wichita to speak at a "substance abuse during pregnancy" workshop. I changed from my capris and T into my standard grey suit, pink shirt and lucky 5 inch heels (which I can't walk in). I'm sure my "PEOPLE" get tired of seeing the same old outfit at EVERY conference!Every time I speak, I get emotional, I can't help it. I am so THANKFUL that MY PERSON-CC was there along with my persons PERSON-LS and a special attorney SC who despite my babbling are ALWAYS in the audience supporting me! Thanks ladies. I also had another special guest. My cousin Sarah came also and we had a great snack & chat at CHIPOLTE afterwards.
I shared my faith as I always do and one guy in the audience asked me how people usually "react" to this. I told him that I spoke in front of a few hundred at the national conference and didn't get ANY negative feedback on the comment cards. Then I shared one of my favorite scriptures with the crowd

"Learn to do good; Seek justice,Reprove the ruthless, Defend the cause of the orphan!" Isaiah 1:17

Another gal told me what a blessing I was afterwards and said "I'm so glad you shared your faith." I said "How could I not? God has given so much to me and if I have a platform, it's my job to talk about HIM! The one who has blessed us OVER AND OVER."

It was a 4 hour drive home after and I was SO HAPPY to see my littles! Felt like I had been gone forever!

15 comments:

Spike and Tuna Jones said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing....

Midwest Mommy said...

Ok, seriously that is one long filled day!

Joyful Mom said...

You look absolutely gorgeous in your suit. You totally rock sharing your faith whenever you have the chance--you're planting seed wherever you go!

Andrea said...

Good for you! And I think you look great in your suit and I'll bet you and God touched some hearts!!!
Wish I could hear you speak.

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

Praise God for the opportunities He has given you to share the love of Christ with others!

You are such a blessing Jennifer!

So glad you got to meet Beki and see Cora's playground. I'm sure that was a very touching experience!

You are so pretty! I love your smile - it shines Jesus every time!
Hugs and love,
Jill

mommylicious said...

You rock woman! What a busy day! That is so awesome you got to go see Cora's playgroud. Her story touched me, too. And yay for blogger friends! You look pretty in your suit!
P.S. Thanks for the sweet comments!

Tracie said...

Once again, I'm so proud of you my friend Jen!

PamperingBeki said...

You are amazing to do all that in one day!!

It was great to meet you!! You look FAB in your suit. :)

Mary Ellen said...

That's good work you're doing. I can't imagine a better person to help champion the cause than you. I bet the little ones were just as happy to have you back as you were to get there!

Shonni said...

What a full day and it sounds like you are having God apportunities to share His love and Light! Cool

THE Stephanie said...

Always so glad to hear about what you're doing. :)

Cory and Margaret said...

YOu are an amazing person! Baby Cora's story touched me as well and I had never known her or her family! As Mommies though, you can imagine......cannot wait to see the finished project!

Marian said...

Whew...makes me tired just reading it!! And by the way, I love the suit and love the verse you shared!!

John Deere Mom said...

Wow! How awesome! You are rockin' that gray suit, BTW. And Cora? Ah, I cry just thinking about her and I never knew her either. Way to share your faith and hopefully inspire people as you go!

limegreenmodern said...

What an amazing person you have become...so proud of all you have done with your life and for others!