I Need A Moms Conference Too

Those not so stellar days that I would rather put onto a shelf and not file away in my memory – Yep, you know the very days I am speaking to.

Not my finest moments.  Still brain bending about what could have made the day better, or how I could have used each opportunity differently.

I don’t want to just make this motherhood stuff up as I go.

  I want to talk about, hear about it, gather stories of hope and cling to the promises.

This is where I am  – most days as a mom.

Step into my home for a few hours and you will find the toilet paper roll empty, fifty a few piles of laundry to fold, a few beds un -made, and at least one child and myself arguing discussing a conflict.

Holding the baby girls hands as she sits on the potty 200 hundred times a day – so that she will not be afraid of falling in.  Holding a train of hands and linking arms as we cross the busy streets to ballet.  Gentle hands as I remove that painful sliver, and holding the baby’s fingers as she walks one step at a time to walk the 15 steps to her room.

Wouldn’t it be just grand if someone would walk in the door that very minute and fold a load of laundry, help give baths, stick dinner in the oven for me, while I spend time doing the things I would much rather be doing with my kiddos.  Talking more, listening more, understanding more.  Yes, I hold their hands – but I want to spend more time holding their hearts.  

Is there HOPE?

And what about my older children?  The very children that I use to hold hands with – helping them move from crawling to walking, running across the playground without injury, and feeling the tiny little fingers that I felt I could forever keep safe.

They are grown now. Making their decisions, while I struggle to find the balance that keeps them thinking straight, walking in His paths, and understanding that their authority is to a Higher calling now.

Who is going to help us find HOPE in this every day motherhood.  Forgetting all of our lists,  while we listen to words of wisdom and understanding ?

A community of moms.  Where we all come from the same deep-down place – Knowing Motherhood.

I need a moms conference just as much as you.  I still live this perpetual life of grit and joy. 

We cannot hold their hands forever.  Joining together in one place for HOPE in March of 2014 will be as much for me as for you.

Yes, I have a vision  – but every vision needs a flame.  We -YOU and I – Together.  March of 2014

Raising Generations Today!  Will you meet me here and fan the flame of HOPE for all of us? 

Holding Hands for a short time – Holding their hearts forever.  Generations.

holding hands collage

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    Linda
    March 5, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    It is so wonderful to feel a little one’s hands curl around our fingers, and hold on for dear life! I loved the pictures here September. Your little one is so precious! (As are all of your sweet children…young and old!)

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    AshlieWrites
    March 6, 2013 at 9:52 am

    I love this, September, and needed to read it this morning. Sometimes I feel like I am on a hamster wheel of doing everything and nothing, and I see moments quickly pass me by while I’m struggling to keep up and to maintain joy. I understand completely what you said about being so busy with the day to day that you feel you are missing holding their hearts! It has been my prayer lately for the Holy Spirit to help me see past the “seen” and reach into my kid’s hearts, whatever the situation calls for. It’s hard. Thank you for being real and transparent. Really. It encourages me so very much.
    And I have been praying about coming to your conference…it has been stirring in my heart since I read about it! It’s not just another mom conference. Jesus is all over it, I feel it in my spirit…not always the case with every conference I read about or want to attend (and I say that humbly and knowing that my judgement is tainted at best!) Keep going!! Whether or not I get to attend, I’m so excited to see and read about how the Lord moves!!

    Hugs 🙂 -ashlie

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    Sara G.
    March 6, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    I am just thankful to know that other people are drowning in laundry. 🙂

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    Katie
    March 7, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Hi September! It was such a pleasure to meet you at the homeschooling info meeting at your house. I am very interested in attending this conference! It sounds awesome! I’m wondering if the dates are misprinted though? It says March 21 & 22 but early registration starts the first of April… Am I misreading this?

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