These days, I'm totally enjoying starting "Here's What's Up" with a random pic of some meal I made within the week. Because there's almost always something happening in my kitchen. The picture above is that of some heavenly banana waffles and berry jam. If you follow me on Instagram, you must have viewed the pic already. But friends, let's get to why we are here. Today is my birthday!
This means I have spent 29 years on this earth! I'm so grateful to God for all He has been to me. He has been my faithful friend and father. He has opened doors for me to walk through. His presence in my life just beautifies my life like nothing else could. I am also grateful for this little blog of mine and for all of you who visit it. Thank you so much for giving me a reason to write.
I really wanted to do a photoshoot this day as in, pose and take pictures but I haven't been able to get to it well because... life! Hopefully, I'll do that within the week so I can remember how I looked like at this stage in the latter years.
Like I told you last week, I went for Mom's Night Out on Friday. Whoop! I whipped out my phone to take some pictures for you.
Mom's Night Out is part of a conference for moms called "Hearts at Home", which I attended last year. How awesome can it be, attending a conference that speaks to your heart as a mother? I learned so much last year! This year, I could only make it to the first part, "Mom's Night Out", which is a fun night for moms.
That's me after the program. It was a lot of fun! One dude called Daren Streblow made us laugh till we almost peed our pants.
There were about two thousand moms in attendance. I went together with a friend to the location which was about an hour drive away from home. I left the girls with Mr N so he could babysit them and he did a fine job at that. Body nobi fayawood. Ha.
Matthew 14:13 was the scripture of the day:
As soon as Jesus heard the news, he left in a boat to a remote area to be alone. But the crowds heard where he was headed and followed on foot from many towns.
Now let's bring this home to moms:
The mother went to the bathroom to be alone. But the little people looked for her and found her.
If you are a mother reading this, raise your hands if you can relate. Ahhh so much truth in there! The whole crowd was laughing at the mention of this scripture. So many moms could understand because it's one of the crazy things every mom has experienced at some point. One thing I really love about this program is the inspirational notes plastered all over the building. I captured one of them while walking through the crowd.
You can see the ones from last year here.
In church on Sunday, we learned about "Failing Forward". We were taught that failing is part of life but you can choose to fail backward by not taking responsibility for your actions. Or you can choose to fail forward by accepting where you went wrong and making positive changes. May you fail forward this week!