Thank you ladies!! It was an amazing week, full of love, tender mercies, rejuvenation, success, and connection! I found out over a 1,000 books were ordered by the bookstores and the Scripture Strips sold out, and were re-ordered! (More on those next blog).
From the Ed Week presentations to the Launch Party to the book signing last week, I felt a continuous feeling of joy and peace, it was truly nourishing!
The women’s responses were fabulous–one woman said it was her first time there but after coming to a few presentations she said, “I finally feel like, ‘I can do this’”. Another woman said she’d been coming since my first Ed Week talk ten years ago, and still reads the notes during the year. Another woman talked of her rejuvenation and clarity, and another, in tears, of the blessings she’d gained after three years of attending the temple weekly. I was thrilled because that meant women were listening for principles and how to apply it in their own lives, then ready to take it back home to do something with it.
The best best part of the week was the connection–with my family, my mom, dear friends, new friends, attendees, even people I met randomly. So much love!! It sounds cheesy but it was fantastic. As I gave the mini presentation at the Launch Party on “Balancing Motherhood” my family sat close by with my mom, all cuddling in the big leather chairs and hollering out an occasional correction (“It was the African Cats movie, not Big Cats”!) And during the week as a family hurrying to “stuff and fluff” the new order of Scripture Strips, all together in our master bedroom, conveyor belting the stuffing, fluffing, ribboning, and tagging–laughing, talking, and teasing. Such a memory maker.
Thank you to all you good women for making the week such a great success and for bringing such a beautiful, uplifting, and rejuvenating feeling to all you did and participated in. My heart and prayers go with you as you go back to your families and make your own life changes this fall.
Keep me posted, and stay in touch as I have new things coming to help you continue to stay motivated in them!