Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I'm Goin!

Hello there everyone....it's not like me to comment again so soon but I wanted to update you all on the Deeper Still Conference....so no one else buys the ticket (2 already have!)

I happen to be a Princess of our Heavenly Father (The One True King) and although it seemed as though My Father said "no", I have 6 other princess friends who stamped their feet and pouted to God for me and He sent one of them to me this morning to tell me I could go! I received phone calls and emails about ways to get tickets. One of the moms is taking care of getting the ticket so I booked my flight to Atlanta and I am on my way.

A total of 7 moms.....representing 8 babies.....although my stomach turns that I have this in common with these ladies, I am encouraged in so many different ways.

Because we found out about Jacob after he was born, I haven't had much time to read up on these babies, until now....I knew of them and read posts here an there but never dove into their lives....because they all made themselves known to me through Jacob's' blog and I visited briefly to become mildly familiar with them. But they all know me...they know everything about the last 5 months! And I am excited to learn more about them and where they are now. I am the newest member to this stinky club and I have lots to learn and there will be a pool full of wisdom to draw from. I am exited. Thank you ladies!

Karen

17 comments:

Kristy said...

I will pray for a safe trip and an amazing experience. All of the angel mommies are an inspiration for your strength and faith in God.
Beautiful Angels are they all.

Sonja said...

In God's timing. :)  I always tell my children that. (They like to stomp their feet too) LOLOLI am so excited for you Karen.  This is a wonderful thing for you I'm sure.  I look forward to hearing more about your trip and I'm sure you will love getting to meet ladies who have shared a similar life.God bless your travels.  I'm in Florida and it is muggy and stormy. Bring cool clothes. :)Sonja

Susie said...

Oh good! Karen, I'm so glad to see someone else had my idea. If I were in the US I'd totally have been on the phone with the Conference organizers explaining why they had to find another folding chair! I hope you have a good time - a chance to refresh and reflect. I get to go to a conference this weekend, and I'm hoping it's a beginning of healing for me. Xo!

The Lenda's said...

So glad you are able to go to the conference with those other moms. I have been reading all of their blogs to and am amazed at all of your faith through losing your children. Hugs and prayers for a wonderful time of fellowship and encouragement for you all.
Rachel in PA

Anonymous said...

Karen, I am so happy that you get to go to your convention!
I just want you to know that I have read Jacobs blog for quit some time now. I think that through Jacobs blog, it abled me to be a better person. Made me realize the power of prayer, the power of a higher being, (although I CAN NOT LIE, I still struggle w/the "why" question...)
Your blog inspires me to be a better mother, a better person, and a better christian. When I feel like I have just about had enough w/ my little ones something always brings me to your blog... I then look at everything a little different. I have patience again, and dont care about the little things as much, and instead of yelling I talk, or ask for a kiss and just appreciate them.
So for what ever it is worth thank you, thank you for making me want to be a better mother to my children, and for remembering to never, ever take them for granted. Thank you for helping me feel connected w/God again, and thank you for sharing your life w/ me.
I will Con't to pray for your family. Have a safe and wonderful trip. God Bless.

Chrissy said...

WAHOO! I am so excited to meet you. Also looking forward to a weekend of healing w/ women who actually "get it"!

boltefamily said...

YEA! I am so glad you are going!

Laurie said...

Oh Karen,

God sure loves his Princesses and the perfect number of 7 of you. I can't wait to read the seven different accounts of the weekend on all of your posts. I am so happy to hear this and I know you all will be so blessed.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

Inkling said...

This is exactly what I prayed for. I just knew that this couldn't be the end of that part of your story, and that there had to be a ticket floating around there somewhere with your name on it. May you be blessed with sweet fellowship, and may you all be a balm to each other's hearts. Have a safe trip!

Dolly said...

Hey Karen!

It's always exceptionally awesome to know, and to be reassured, time and time again...that God has His hand on you and He holds your every moment, especially in those times when we feel the pull of Satan getting the best of us. Keep up your armor, wear your belt buckle proudly...:)

Anonymous said...

Okay, you're set! I loved talking to you and cannot WAIT to meet you! :)

Mandy said...

I was invited to the Deeper Still conference too but that is my triplets' birthday so I will be there in spirit only. God bless you ladies. I know your pain and the emptiness you are feeling. Madeline's first b-day just passed and I still hurt...it is just not as raw.

Have a wonderful time bonding with these ladies who have walked in your shoes. I wish I could be with you too.

Mandy
GA
www.madelinegracefoundation.com

Anonymous said...

YEY! Im so glad you are going to be able to go. With love, A. Linda

Anonymous said...

kI am so excited to hear that you are going. I am glad that your other princes freinds were throwing a tantrum and they should. Have a great time. Cant wait to hear about your expereince.

Faith Andrews
Bible study from DE

The VW's said...

I'm so glad that you are going! I pray that this time together will strengthen your bond and that you will all be blessed by your time together. I'm sure it will be helpful for all of you! Many will be praying for you!

Anonymous said...

Karen,
So glad you get to go on that trip! You deserve some "me" time. You have given yourself so selflessly in your care of Jacob. You go and have a good time and fellowship with others that know exactly how you feel.
Barbara

amanda said...

I'm so glad you are able to make this trip, adn I wish you peace, healing, and comfort.

I want to share this verse with you, which has helped me in my own personal loss

2 Corinthians 1
2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. 6 If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer. 7 Our hope for you is unshaken; for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort.