Sunday, October 19, 2014

Women of faith

Have you ever been so excited for the new thing and yet sad to see the old thing go away? This is how I feel after another amazing weekend at a women's conference called Woman of Faith. This is the 3rd year I have gone, and each time is a different experience
2014 group. All 38 of us!
Matthew West

They announced that 2015 would be their last tour! This makes me said because I have been so touched by this event. It has changed my life for the better. The first year I went, our son was just born in July with many issues and was back in the ICU, we were farmers and had to worry about milking cows twice a day, and we were living off of gift cards and handouts from friends and families. All rational told me not to go. I didn't even know anything like this existed until a week before the event was to take place! How could I pull off such a last minute thing? But God was telling me to go, and in all of His glory, He made it happen. The good friend that played a big part in me going told me, "Tracy, if God is telling you to go then you don't have to worry about your baby in ICU. Nothing major will happen while you are gone. God will protect him." and she was right (like I should have had any doubt). I went and when I came back, everything was just the same. (for any of you that has had a child in ICU, you know how quickly things can change and why I was reluctant to go 3 hours away for an over night trip)

That first year we had seats in the nose bleed section. You know, the highest point, where you kind of feel sick to look at the stage below. Even though everyone, including me, didn't really want to be up there, God put us there for me. As I listened to Angie Smith talk about her unbearable loss, I was brought to tears. She asked everyone that had ever had to bury their baby or suffered through a miscarriage, to stand up. THOUSANDS of women stood up! It is so powerful to be in a giant arena, filled with women, and see that we have all gone through some terrible event. You are not alone! All of these other women have suffered, just like you. I was hooked and knew I had to come back.

I am excited for next year because I know it will be huge! They will bring out all of the stops. They will make it better then it has ever been. And in 2016, I hope they do something to continue this great ministry. They are not telling anyone yet what it might be, but I know it will be something great. 

If you have never gone to this event, you need to go in 2015! I promise that it will be great! If you would like to meet me in St. Paul MN please get in touch with me. I would love to meet up with you!

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