Soon after, Joanna commented on Facebook that she was thinking about it. I said I'd love to have her join me. Within a week, we booked our plane tickets to Seattle and began emailing each other about what we wanted to do before and after the conference. This weekend has come to feel like a divine appointment. From the moment Joanna and I met at a small cafe here, we've talked nonstop—about editing FellowScript, homeschooling, the conference, children, our husbands, Seattle, our dreams, etc. We knew we would like each other because we read each other's blogs, but I feel like God must be smiling at how much fun we're having together this weekend and how He orchestrated it.
|Joanna and I at Women of Faith|
Joanna arrived here Thursday night and navigated the conference by herself during the day on Friday. When I flew in just before supper, I simply had to follow her around... to the Key Arena for the evening of the conference, to our B&B for the night, and back to the Arena this morning for the main event. And what a conference it has been. Today, I was scribbling notes in my little black notebook as each speaker seemed to say something that spoke right to my heart. I blinked back tears so often today and thought of so many things that I want to write about and change in my own life.
|Sandi Patty encouraging us at Women of Faith|
|Women of Faith in the Key Arena|
I came to Women of Faith skeptical. Yes, I like conferences, but I don't always go for big crowds and flashing lights and loud music. In part, the conference was just an excuse to get away for a weekend. Yet God knew that Women of Faith was just what I needed. I think He put my name in the right place to be chosen as a conference blogger and then nudged Joanna to come along (we're already talking about the possibility of returning next year... for another "drink from the well"...) I am so grateful to the Women of Faith team for putting the weekend together, to my husband for saying "go for it," to Joanna for coming, and to God who really did know who needed to be here.
To see what Joanna had to say about the conference, check out her post.