At the moment I have a lot of "homes"- my home in OKC, Austin's home in Dallas, "Happy Place" home at Paper Crown, Austin's dream of a safe house home for girl's who need a fresh start and love, Katie's dream of "Hannah's House" home where African girls who have been orphaned are taken care of and nutured, and a my dream along with others of a " creative home" where ladies can spend a few days together creating, sharing, bonding and recharging. I'm like a mother hen gathering (I hadn't thought of it until Sat., thank you friends for being so very insightful) her chicks. Some of these homes are realized and others are just seeds drifting in the wind hoping to find fertile soil where the can grow- we will just have to be patience, pray and dream.
Last weekend I was given the blessing of taking a few friends to a place I have called home- Waco. In college if you would have told me in 30 yrs I would be bringing a group to Waco for the weekend I probably would have asked " why?!" Waco was a great sleepy town and one I have always loved but not a lot to do- my, my how things have changed.
|It was a little toasty but honestly, we didn't care AT ALL!|
|Stephanie and her sister made sure we all were taken care of and felt at " home." Unfortunately, Jennifer may have taken a little bit of "home" with her to CA- chiggers. I hope you were able to leave that reminder of the weekend in Waco. :)|
|Class was a mix of ladies from OKC and TX with a cornhusker, Jennifer A., thrown into the mix. We were all a little awestruck by this opportunity. Twenty + women with ear to ear smiles is a great thing!|
|We spent a majority of the day painting canvas covers for our new journaling bibles and then began some journaling.|
Happy, Happy Faces!
|Love this picture of Amy and her best friend Jennifer from NE. So glad these two could share this weekend.|
|Mary Ann and her husband run the Magnolia House and made sure everything was absolutely perfect. A huge thank you to them for making our visit magical.|
|Jill and Colleen with Tara's mom. I loved her tshirt I think it said " Be Brave and Eat Pie"|
|Lunch in the gazebo|
|Criss cross applesauce!|
|Robin and her traveling buddy Alisa|
|Colleen on the left was Stephanie's hairdresser in CA who is now a Texan. |
|Dr. Pepper the official drink of Waco.|
It's so very hard to put this weekend into words but I know we are all so very grateful for the opportunity and blessed by the experience and new frienships. Thank you Stephanie and Joanna for sharing your dreams with us. We are anxious to see how these dreams will grow to something even larger than you could imagine- Thank you and keep the faith : )! ox