The one thing I look most forward to all year is coming up in a few weeks! The Homeschool Moms’ Winter Summit is everything I need to refill my tank, my worn out mom tank.
I am talking about hundreds of other women in the same place you are….tired, needing encouragement, many in struggling marriages and with hopelessness. Even though I am a total introvert, I love this event and wouldn’t miss it unless God dropped a 2 ton steel beam in my driveway so I couldn’t get out. And if it helps, there are lots of prizes all weekend.
The first time I went a few years ago in Oklahoma I was not sure what I was getting into. I had been invited and decided to check it out. It was a long drive, 8 hours, but I felt it was something I should do. I can’t tell you why now….it was instinct. And the first night I was like, “What IS this thing?!” There were women from all walks of life, some dressed up, some dressed down, some in heels and others in denim jumpers with sneakers. There was a sense of excitement and peace at the same time.
Then one by one onstage women in costume marched across being described by the announcer, there was Debbie Drowning and Peggy Perfect and Sara Sporty and Helen Hanging-On. They were funny, but tapped into deep issues we all face as moms. After that there was worship and I was hooked. Women being real, speakers encouraging us, praise and laughter?!?! SIGN ME UP!
It was that same year I grabbed the founder and told her I had to be a part of this. I wanted to bring it to Texas and do whatever I could to help. And here we are now about to host the third Summit in Texas!!! Hallelujah, isn’t God amazing?!?!
This year we are doing a few new things, including a blogger dinner and time of fellowship. Connie from Smockity Frocks, Kris from Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers and I will all be there. We want to meet you and spend time ministering to each other. You can sign up for the dinner when you register. (the blogger dinner is only in Texas, but I will also be at the Oklahoma event!)
And at the Texas Summit we will also be doing a panel answering your questions. Are you struggling with something? Do you wonder how other moms do it all? Have you reached the end of your rope? Well, bring on the questions and we will do our best to answer them and let you know you’re not alone. You can head over to my Facebook page and leave a question there. We will answer some of your questions here too, so if you can’t come to the Summit, please go ahead and ask anything.
I hope you will consider attending the Summit. I’d love to see you at either one, but the Texas Summit is near to my heart and I am hoping to bring a bunch of you with me! And don’t tell me it’s too far because I drive 8 hours each year to go to the one in Oklahoma and I would fly anywhere in the USA to be there.
If you are worried because you don’t know anyone else going then I have a couple of solutions for you. First, bring a friend (or 2 or 3)! This is a great girlfriend trip. Share a room and ride together and have a grand adventure! Or, if that doesn’t work out you can consider me your friend to hang around with. Even though I will be moving around a lot, I will make sure you meet some of the other amazing women there and help plug you in.
I have a $10 off code you can use, so be sure you plug that in when you register! It’s PENNINGTON10
Here is my recap of the 2014 Summit. You really don’t want to miss this.
Come join us! January 22-23 in Oklahoma and February 5-6 in TEXAS!!!