Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Time Out for Women

This past weekend I had the wonderful opportunity of attending my very first Time Out for Women.  I was able to go with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law.   My mom met us in the convention center.  When we were walking back to our cars, we realized that Mom parked RIGHT NEXT TO US!  In all of downtown Richmond, she parked in the space right next to us.  We thought that was pretty awesome.

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As you can tell from this picture.  :)

We were able to hear so many wonderful presenters.  My favorite was this man.

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Brad Wilcox.

This guy is amazing.  Ammon and I heard him speak at a homeschool conference a couple years ago.  We’ve also read his book, Continuous Atonement.  Talk about a fantastic read.  If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend that you do.  His talk at this Time Out was so inspirational.  I loved every minute.

Side note:  He used to be Megan’s stake president.

My other favorite speaker was Mariama Kallon.  Her story is unlike any I’ve ever heard.  I was in awe of her ability to quote scripture and the Spirit she spoke with was undeniable.  I will never forget her…

The rest of the conference was fantastic, but those two talks made the trip totally worth it.

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I also had the opportunity to meet Linda Eyre and Shawni Pothier.  I’ve looked up to these two mothers since I became a mom 5 years ago.  They co-authored my favorite parenting book, A Mother’s Book of Secrets.  I have read quite a few books by Linda and will forever be grateful to her for the things I’ve learned through her books.

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The theme for this year’s Time Out for Women was “Choose to Become”.  I feel very inspired to be become the woman that I was meant to be.  I am so grateful that I was able to attend this conference and that I was able to go with these women.  I love that I was able to share this with my mom.  That we can talk about the things that we both learned while we were there.  I can’t wait til next year’s Time Out for Women.

Atlanta… here we come!!

3 friends stopped by:

Beck said...

How could I not have seen you?! Glad you liked it as much as I did. :)

The Deckers said...

I love Brad Wilcox! I make a special point to go to most of his classes at Edu.week! Glad you had fun, you look adorable, love the shorter hair!

Diane said...

This was such a special time!! I'm so thrilled that I got to spend the time with you. Just hearing truth, feeling the Spirit, laughing together, talking...so many great memories. Thank you SOOOOOO much for my birthday ticket. Perfect, amazing gift.

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