Taking a Chance on Edel

I did something crazy, kinda wild…and I’m sort of proud of myself for doing it. 

I hemmed and hawed about buying tickets to an event far from my kids, not knowing if I’ll have a sitter, just 3 months after I will have given birth to our son (#7), still don’t know if he will come with me, also not knowing a soul there, feeling guilty about the cost (especially right before the holidays)—But I did it and I’ve never been more excited!

Isn’t that courage and hope and faith working their magic? 

Ya’ll, I’m going to the 2nd annual Edel Gathering in Charleston, S.C. joining other Catholic women and bloggers (who I probably know of but don’t know of  me) for motherly renewal, friendship, and fun. 

I must confess part of that hemming and hawing was knowing I may end up wandering around by myself or sitting by myself or geez dancing by myself (ugh!) but then I remembered I’m not in high school anymore—duh, and it’s time to put on my big girl panties!

I’ll be freshly 40 when I go to Edel and if there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s that life doesn’t come to you–you must dare to live it and let the chips fall where they may.  And I have high hopes here, but then again, with Christ all things are possible.  Can I get an Amen?!?!