Yesterday I was unsure if I would make it to the Ziglar Women conference today. Phoebe’s numbers were off in the morning and her heart rate had dropped into the 60’s at one point during the night. But, everything resolved itself by around 9pm last night and was still good this morning, so off we went to the conference! It was nice just to ride n the car with Nathan and spend some time together since we haven’t seen each other except for one day this past week.
This ‘passing like ships in the night’ gets old, but it sure does give our times together a certain sweetness. It was nice to be dressed up and out and about among the ‘land of the living’, talking with women and hearing their stories and listening to how my sweet Phoebe has given them perspective or challenged them in some way. Those comments are always a balm to me because it lets me know that Phoebe’s hardship is not in vain. That is the best gift I receive.
I was happy to see a girlfriend from junior high and briefly catch up with her and to meet a dear woman who drove from Stephenville whose story of brain cancer and loss touched my heart. Kasha, thank you so much for coming and for your thoughtful gift to me. The kindness of strangers never ceases to amaze me.
It was a sweet day of fellowship, visiting with friends and family and seeing women moved toward a closer, more intimate walk with God. And my sweet surprise when I got home….Phoebelicious tucked into her bed at HOME! She got discharged from the hospital while we were at the conference! So, I climbed into bed with my girl and as she grabbed a strand of my hair to twirl as she always does, she said “I love you SOOOO much Mommy!” Music to my ears! Cuddling with Phoebe was the perfect way to end this day. Thank you to all of the women who came out and I hope that you were just as blessed as we were.