Jeanette with her pretzel that is "as big as your head" and the welcomed pretty sunset after driving for hours through Indiana seeing only flat land, fields and wind turbines...
Later that evening we arrived at our hotel (a national chain)…umm our room was dirty and the place was a dive-kind of gave me the creeps not to mention totally smelled like smoke and mold. So we ended up driving to another facility to see if they had availability for 2 nights they said they did “yay!” so we went back to original place and kindly requested to leave and that we wanted a refund. After trying to persuade us to stay we got our money back and were on our way … less the 2nd pretzel - pretty sure Jeanette left it in the fridge in that room.
(this was in the elevator of location #1...spell check??)
There were over 5000 women at this 2 day conference! So many great workshops to choose from and amazing speakers including Gary Chapman, Lysa TerKeurst, Dr. Juli Slattery and so many more...I am still re-reading my notes that I took there.
So thankful for Lysa's encouraging main session Jeanette met Erin Bethea (from Fireproof)
I attended my first Hearts at Home conference in Nov. 1997 - I was a young stay at home mom with our 2 & 3 year old children and at the time we thought our family was complete (medically we were told we should be done). So I had to laugh at myself that almost 20 years later and I am still attending Hearts at Home with a toddler at home! Hearts at Home will always have a special place in my heart because it was at that conference in 1997 one of the main speaker Susan Yates shared the Gospel message. Growing up I knew about God but never had I heard that Jesus died for me and for my sins, that He took them to the cross for me because He loves me. Only because of Gods grace the Holy Spirit showed me my need for a savior that day and I asked the Lord to forgive me and Jesus became Lord of my life. I am so thankful that God used Hearts at Home to eternally change our family. Also that my sweet friend Paula invited me to the conference that year.
A couple funny things you will find at the conference - one is these signs are on the back of every stall doors in all the restrooms...