Sunday, September 28, 2008
conference pt. 1...
Well, as you can see, we got off to a shaky start on the way to our statewide RUF fall conference... one of our students braked and swerved to keep from hitting a deer on the road. (funny how we never had that problem in Lubbock) ;-) We are SO thankful everyone was fine, and it's times like these that bond you as a group, so why not stop & take a picture together to commemorate it?!
We sent most of our students ahead in other cars while we waited a few hours for a tow truck to come and help. (there wasn't even cell phone coverage where we were, so that made everything more interesting...thankfully lots of strangers driving by were stopping to help) Even as it started pouring down rain, became way past my bedtime, and Mommy was feeling a bit rattled from everything, I was still my usual delightful self. Once the tow truck and police officer came and pulled the car back onto the road, the car was totally driveable and we headed to the conference, which was only 30 minutes from Lynchburg! (in Lubbock, our students were accustomed to driving up to 7 hours to join up with other RUF's for the weekend!)
Once we arrived at the retreat center, things quickly got much better! At the conference, our group enjoyed a weekend of worship, a great speaker, small group discussions, and lots of free time to get to know each other and enjoy the beauty around us.
It was a fun getaway for our family!