Thursday, May 29, 2014

North East Adoption Summit

A few weeks ago I was so fortunate to spend a weekend away at the North East Adoption Summit. Ryan held down the fort here and it allowed me a much needed break and evening away. I was able to spend time with some dear friends, fellow adoptive mamas I have met on this journey. We were blessed to see Dr. Karyn Purvis speak right in front of our very eyes. It's one thing to read her words or watch her videos, but quite an amazing experience to hear her speak in person. Her book, The Connected Child, has helped us tremendously on this journey. Here are some pictures of our time...

Lots of Moms from the Philly Area/Baltimore Area Moms Through Adoption Groups. Love these ladies!

Ran into Simi, our sweet social worker. Love this girl!

Me and Kelly at her breakout session, Story Telling...learned lots of good stuff!

Finally got to "meet" my dear friend Tracy. We have talked for hours on the phone, exchanged messages on FB, prayed for each other for years, laughed through tears when we are speaking the same language about our struggles, but never actually met face to face. What a blessing! Love this lady!

Two uninterrupted hours of conversation each way. That never happens when we have 4, almost 5, kiddos between the two of us at every play date. So grateful for this sweet sweet time with my one of my soul mates. Love you Nicole!

1 comment:

  1. So wonderful you were able to attend! Love the bond we adoptive moms have!