Monday, May 10, 2010

When Mommy Plays, She Pays

Once in awhile,
it's good to get away from the home,
and do something

It might be just
a coffee date with a few other mommies.

Maybe you get to actually
All alone.
Not, "I'm just taking the baby" alone,
or "I'm just taking the poddy-training one" alone.


Now that I am getting to be a grown-up Mommy,
with more grown-up kids,
all can feed themselves,
all can dress themselves,
all poddy-trained,
(so sorry to rub it in!)
occasionally, I get to do some fun things in life.

But when I come back,
my life is waiting.

This weekend I was blessed to attend
a two day conference with Brandilyn Collins speaking.
We had many other workshops on the craft of writing.

I met a lot of Christian writers.

I met the senior editor from Harvest House
and the fiction editor from Bethany House.
(I picked them up from the airport and didn't get in an accident,
despise my extreme nervousness.
OK, I was terrified.)

I met the editor of Clubhouse Magazine for Focus on the Family.

Above all, all weekend
I was inspired to keep writing,
not for publication,
but for the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Encouragement from Judy Bodmer on writing,
"even if you have only touched one life,
you've given them an incredible gift."

I am renewed to write.

And with that same renewed energy,
I have some laundry to tackle today, too.


  1. Can't wait to read a post written with this renewed energy :D since I enjoyed all the previous blogs I'm sure these will also be wonderful as well.

    On a serious note, your blogs are a blessing and encouragement to me. I appreciate them very much!

  2. So glad you had a good time at your conference. Sounds exciting to have been able to meet with editors! I am happy for you and your potty trained children....I am so looking forward to that in my own house!

    I hope you had a WONDERFUL Mother's Day! God bless you Mindy!

  3. I'm so proud of doing something for YOU!!! You gave up so much all through our life and now you are doing something you love. And you got to meet the main people you wanted to write for! Thats Aaaamaazing!( Thats how the little kids in Brooke's sunday school class say it while waving their arms)

  4. When the kids are little, it's so hard to see the end of the Mommy-does-everything tunnel. However, it looks like you're getting glimmers of light now! There is life after poddy-twaining!


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