My Trip

Whew! I finally feel like I’m getting back in the swing of things. But I can’t go a step further until I tell you about my trip to the Colorado Christian Writers’ Conference.

It was amazing! Beautiful surroundings. There were snow-capped mountains and elk and whispering pine trees . . . You couldn’t ask for a more peaceful place.

Rocky Mountain National Park 2

And the company was great, too! My roommates, Robin and Megan, were awesome! Except for the thermostat wars, we all got along famously. And there are just too many new friends to mention here, but I’ll try. Suzanne and Mary Beth and Connie and Heather and Anne and Azalea and so many others. What a blessing to be around other Christians who share a passion for communicating God’s message to the world. Wow.

And to top it all off, I got to meet Jeanette in person! Yep, that’s Jeanette, who has guest-posted many times on this blog. And I have to tell you, she is beautiful! I already knew that from her picture, but in real life, she’s even more beautiful! Her face just glows with the love of Jesus. And I also got to meet her husband Barry, and the famous Coral! I’m telling you, if I could have packed Coral up and taken her home with me, I would have. That girl is so full of joy! She attracted so many who wanted to meet her, who wanted to know who that smiling girl was! We laughed and talked and the couple of hours passed entirely too soon. Thank you, Jeanette and Barry and Coral, for taking the time to drive out to meet me. I was blessed beyond words.

The one glitch is that, although I took my camera with me, I failed to take one single picture. The Blue family wasn’t even out of sight when I remembered, but it was too late. (Heavy sigh.) I must stop having my roots highlighted. Honestly, I think it seeps through.

Blessings to each of you!


7 Responses to My Trip

  1. May 24, 2009 #

    Can’t wait to hear more!

  2. May 24, 2009 #

    Sounds blissful! I’m glad Suzanne captured you and your new friends on film. Looks like a great place for a writers’ conference!

  3. May 24, 2009 #

    That camera-forgetting thing! Now I KNOW we are sisters! I was so disappointed in myself when I realized on the way home that I had been enjoying our visit so much that my camera had sunk down to the bottom of my purse, all alone, without a single memory captured! What a thrill it was to finally get to meet you! I’m glad those memories are not dependent on my camera!

    You are such a beautiful lady, Renae. And the lovely spirit that shines through your writing and has drawn me to your blog made me feel welcome and comfortable as if we were old friends. Thank you for loving Coral and making her feel special, too. You have been a blessing to me for a long time already, and it was a double blessing to see you in person!

  4. May 24, 2009 #

    Hi Anne and Alyssa!

    Jeanette, I feel the same way. I already felt like we were old friends and sisters at heart, and our meeting just confirmed it. Thanks again for blessing me more than I can say.

    Please give Miss Coral a hug from me and Elmo.

  5. May 25, 2009 #

    Well, I’m a little behind in my blog reading these days but I heard about this trip and must say I had a swipe of green not to have been there with the Blues!

    My theory is that there is a reason why capturing that digital image sometimes gets quite forgot! When things are genuine and pleasing, you don’t want to risk any interruption. It’s akin to standing in a kitchen late at night talking — two hours can go by and no one sits because the action of sitting would break up the moment! Because of that factor, most things I want pictures of, I have none! Yet it’s actually when I know I really had a good time with someone!

  6. May 25, 2009 #

    You’re exactly right, Carol-Ann! And yes, the one thing that would have improved the day would have been to have you there. Kinza too. 😉

  7. June 1, 2009 #

    Renae, sounds like you had a wonderful time! So glad you got to go!

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