This blog is my place to vent and share resources with other parents of children of trauma. I try to be open and honest about my feelings in order to help others know they are not alone. Therapeutic parenting of adopted teenagers with RAD and other severe mental illnesses and issues (plus "neurotypical" teens) , is not easy, and there are time when I say what I feel... at the moment. We're all human!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Women of Faith Conference

I'm soooo excited! I'm going to the Women of Faith Conference in less than 2 weeks! Some beautiful ladies gifted me the tickets. I will be hanging out with a group of adoptive parents lead by Annieology , who I'm excited about meeting! I gave my second ticket to Laynie over at My Sweeter Chaos, and she has graciously allowed me to stay in her home, aaannnddd I get to sleep on a real bed made up with Tinkerbell sheets! (last time I went to this event I shared a hotel room with 3 other women and a nursing infant - actually shared a bed with the baby and his mom, who is now a friend, but I didn't really know her before).

You guys are sooo jealous aren't you?!

When I last attended this event almost 10 years ago with my friend and neighbor, Sharon (not the nursing mom), Hubby says I didn't come down for 3 days afterward! (I think it was longer). There was a ton of information and support and I prayed and gave my heart to Christ. Later it felt like this "didn't take" (because I didn't really feel any different afterward) and I've since tried again and again, but it was still an incredible experience.

If anyone else is going let me know! I would love to meet you there!


Mama said...

I've always wanted to go, and this year I'm doing it!! I'm so excited!! I'd love to meet up with some of the adoptive and foster mom bloggers one evening, if anyone's interested.

Mama Drama Times Two said...

We are both very sad that current family circumstances prevent our going - but are ever so happy you will go in our stead and soak in the fellowship and recharge your batteries. Hey - can you recharge ours while you are there? Please give hugs to Annie for our appreciation of her amazing awesomeness and a shout out to Laynie - whose previous blog was one of the first few I read while learning about RAD.

Megan said...

Wish I could go too!! Have a great time!

marythemom said...

Janera - I'd love to meet up! E-mail me at mbrush at austin dot rr dot com and we'll see if we can connect.

Mama Drama x2 - I will do my best to recharge you guys too! How can I help? I'll happily hug Annie for you and Laynie too!

Thanks Megan!


RADMomINohio said...

Jealous :) Have a wonderful time and a well overdue break.