Saturday, November 05, 2011

Preparing a Place

Planning a regional conference from a different country is a bit of a challenge. We would not have been able to pull it off without the amazing help of Cindy and her women at Yongsan USAG.  Knowing we'd done all we could do...having received the last shipment expected in Japan...I boarded a plane for Seoul on Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. 

These babies arrived right on time to go into a suitcase! 

I arrived at the hotel at 1:00 a.m.  - 16 hours later.  I was so tired that I schlepped my MANY bags into the elevator and stood there for 10 min waiting for it to start. It wouldn't. Seems you have to insert a key to move...and can only get off on your floor...which means I spent a lot of time riding elevators up and down to pick up guest and supplies. LOL  

I went to Korea early to "prepare a place" for the women we expected for conference. I wanted time to pray, to breathe, to check on details and to be on hand to welcome speakers and guests alike. Every moment was full - it was a good call. 

Choosing Joy!
©2011 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

Memories without Photos

Life got far to busy to take photos.....From the 30th of Oct - 5 Nov it is safe to assume we lived and breathed CONFERENCE.  Below is a list of things which happened without photos:
  • Skype after Skype with women on the regional board who have become dear sisters indeed
  • C and J family over for soup and games - and some rousing rounds of mafia
  • Misawa Fall Fest - volunteered and enjoyed
  • C family getting on the plane on Nov 2nd
  • A husband who spent several midnight hours helping me pull together conference details
  • Misawa PWOC ladies helping to assemble scripture packs and laminate workshop signs for conference 
  • Board meetings - local and regional 
  • Shopping, shopping, shopping
  • Cuddling on the couch
  • Precious hugs from Stacia
It was a week which was certainly out of balance - but it was a season. The key now is to pull back to a sane schedule once again. There were several times during this week when I had to remind myself to BREATHE...and there were a couple of days spent in PJ's at the computer.  Several dear ones shared no one but I would be aware of the missing details and glitches at conference (which is true).

Choosing Joy!
©2011 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...