In my "normal state" I am NOT a fan girl. I'm not one to stand in line and collect autographs at a concert. I stay far away from book signings. I'm not great at talking to people I don't know (unless they are extroverted chatterboxes...I love those people...they keep the world spinning for the rest of us!).
But I have just purchased a ticket on a little dream and I have a plan to be a BIG.OLE.FAN.GIRL...at...drum roll...
Together For Adoption Conference
Let me tell you...there are some people I am hoping and praying will be there!! They've written their adoption journeys in the form of blogs! I've read some of them as a book, from the beginning to the end! That's not easy! Blogs are set up in reverse with most recent posts first. So you have to be dedicated to a lot of clicking to start at the beginning and keep your spot!
I am hoping the following will be there, cause I feel like I know them even though they have NO IDEA who I am (These are linked if you would like to visit!):
Andrea from Babe of My Heart and Wiphan .
Gwen and Suzanne from 147 Million Orphans . Gwen ( Oatsvall Team ) and Suzanne ( The Journey ).
Author Kim de Blecourt who wrote of her adoption in the book: Until We All Come Home . (Spoiler, I already know she'll be there!)
Now I don't know if she (3 she's) goes to such things but I would love to see:
Kristin at Spread More Love
Jean from There's No Place Like Home
Laurel from A New Journey of Faith
Then those who I would love to say to: "Your journey challenges me to go deeper into what is God's best for me" would be:
Tina from Kacirek Family
Lovelyn at Moments with Love
Carolyn from Project Hopeful
Megan from Blessed with a Burden and author of Miracle on Voodoo Mountain
She likely won't be there but:
Katie Davis, author of Kisses from Katie
There's more, people, more!! I can't wait!! I NEEEEED this!! I need to renew my calling. I need to be soaked in it!
To top it all off, my firstborn and his wife to be will be married and living about 15ish minutes from the conference so I can crash at their house and get some visiting in!! Cancel Mother's Day and my birthday and my Christmas present!! I've got all I want this year!!