Don’t you love a good day away? I’m talking about the kind of day where you attend Mass sans kids (and can actually get a few prayers in); the awesome, spirit-restoring kind of day where you are treated to a continental breakfast, a wonderful speaker, great conversations with friends old and new, and—to top it all off—an elegant luncheon as a finale.
I had that kind of day yesterday. I said yes to all of the above, including a half a slice each of both the Texas Sheet Cake and the Lemon Lush dessert.
I’m such a lush when it comes to sweets.
Here are some photos from our day, at which laughter and joy abounded and where Anne Bielejeski, (one of my favorite speakers ever), gave a talk entitled, “Will you continue to say yes to Me?”
As the homeschooling mother of 11 children (ages 3 to 23), with a daughter newly married (and expecting!) and another daughter a postulant with the Nashville Dominicans, Anne understands saying yes to God.
If you think that she’s proud of her two oldest daughters, you are right. If you think that she also misses them terribly, you are right again.
Onward to other photos.
Here is a photo of our fearless organizers.
Are you thinking that you should have attended this event yet?
I call this next series “Mom and Baby.”
You can see what perfect babies they’re all being. That’s ‘cause the speaker was so good.
Or because the emcee was so boring. I can’t be sure.
You can never take too many photos of sleeping babies, I always say.
This is my friend Molly. She’s laughing because her little girl was—ahem— filling her pants as I took the photo. “It’s an action shot!” Molly said.
One last photo and then I’ll let you get back to your Sunday, I promise.
Did your Sunday include an infinitely perfect moment like this one?
Then count it all joy, dear friend of the heart! It’s hard to have a better day than that.
One last last thing and then I’ll really let you : There will be another Mothers’ Day of Renewal next year.
Do you think you can/should/ought to go?
I do. I really, really do.
You should say yes to this event.
All for the greater glory of God,
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