I couldn't get away from everything though. I still needed to have class so my students were super nice and met in our classroom and did a video chat over Google.
I did take advantage of being on a vacation of sorts, and had cake for dinner one night at a local diner! It was so delicious!
Each night and morning you attend a general session. My favorite was Bob Goff. Each time I've seen him I've been inspired. If you haven't read his book Love Does you should get on it!
Thankfully, even though the huge winter storm hit the the east while we were there I was able to get out and head home. I left a little early the last day to make sure I had enough time to get to the airport. These are some pics I took in the plane and airport for the kids.
I also took advantage of the time to catch up on work and some reading. I want to post more about this book later, but the middle paragraph was very appropriate for my trip. I'm so blessed to be involved in children's ministry. It has grown my faith in amazing ways, and I can't say enough about how wonderful this experience has been. It has not escaped me that to be entrusted with other people's gifts, and their well-being is something very special. This has also been a precious experience to work with my own gifts--Elle, Todd, and Reese.