Me, Dee Dee Parker and Beth Fortune
Dee Dee taking full advantage of the cafe
(okay, she’s holding my drink too)
Lori Roeleveld, Latan Murphy and Julie Webb Kelly

A whirlwind doesn’t begin to describe my week at BRMCWC:

  • Quality time with Julie and Lori on Saturday (and meeting Lori’s amazingly talented daughter, Hannah)
  • Lobby time (second and third pictures above) – laughter (lots of it!), meaningful conversations along the edges, and jazzy java drinks, as you can see above.
  • Spirit-led worship (Thank You, Jesus)
  • Celebrating accomplishments awarded during the Wednesday night’s banquet, such as Allison Martin’s first place award for her thrifty & trendy blog, Budget Maven. More on the banquet in days to come but I couldn’t be prouder of my fellow award winners.
  • Prayer time with fellow “Brigaders” Sunday morning. Priceless.
  • Cloud Cafe. One may be drinking too much coffee when the sweet retiree behind the counter remembers your first name within 2 days. Just saying.
  • New acquaintances, like Sue from Ohio (the one with the delightful British accent).

Looking back, I’m grateful for the victories witnessed not only in myself but in those around me — physically, emotionally, and spiritually. 

Now to build on those victories as we all move forward!