After the craziness of the holidays came to a close, my BF had a personal tragedy.
His brother actually passed away (suicide) two days into the New Year. It was very devastating news and shook his entire family on some many levels!
He lived in Indiana with his family and the majority of the rest of the family (including my BF) all live in PA. So everyone began making their travel and hotel plans to spend time with his brothers grieving family and attend the services. I had plan to go to a Conference that weekend and I was ready to simply not go. My BF kept insisting that I go and I got sick of fighting about it so I elected to dog sit for the week and attend my Conference on the weekend. The BF left mid-week to help with arrangements, etc. and I got to keep an eye on his precious fur children! Here they are....
They are two of the sweetest dogs ever! Both are rescues and both have 3 legs (each had one leg amputated). They get along amazingly and are such sweet, cute dogs! I think we all had a great week except for missing their Daddy!
On Friday morning I left with one of my best buddies, Laura, for the Conference. This is the most rejuvenating weekend of my year! We do these conferences three times a year and they are awesome! It is at Jackson's Mill and I leave every time when it is over with a tremendous amount of serenity and peace! It really is God's country there! I was so happy that Laura ended up coming - she was very sick and still trying to fight it and came anyway!
Just a bunch of my buddies...
Our main speaker!!! Clancy I.!!! He did a great job - albeit not so humble...which confused me a little. I have never seen a speaker at this weekend event sign autographs but I guess to each his own. The me, he is not a celebrity, he is just a person sharing his story of recovery and how he found God.
Some of my very favorite people on the planet!!! This picture of me is awful but I had to post it because everyone else looks happy and adorable!
What an amazing weekend of being grateful, thankful and hanging out with some great people! The fellowship this weekend was beautiful, the Steelers won their first playoff game and, as always, I left on cloud nine!