|Love Life Women's Conference 2012|
Before my children were born, I went several times with my aunt to Joyce Meyer's annual women's conference. I always loved the opportunity to spend a couple days listening to Joyce, receiving a refreshing in my spirit and spending time in praise and worship. However, after my daughter was born I told my aunt I couldn't go because I could not leave my little girl. So, I had not attended any of the conferences in five years.
My cousin, who had never been to one of the meetings, sent me a text asking if I would go with her to this year's conference. I thought briefly about, and told her I could not leave the kids (although I really wanted to go). As the day wore on, I felt bad about telling her no. A few years ago, I had really wanted her to go with us. I felt bad because I would be stopping her from going. Later in the day, God said to me, "Can you just trust me with you children? And so, I decided to give it a try and go but only spend one night away from home and skip the first session.
My cousin decided to go up the night before and I would just meet her there the next day. I invited a friend, who after several weeks of praying and thinking (she also did not want to leave her children) decided to go. Thank God that He encouraged us to attend!