Monday, June 23, 2008

She Speaks, She Returns, She Recovers...

I have so much to process from the weekend I don't even know where to begin!

There were times I was set on fire and felt ready to take on the world, and other times I felt so small and out of my league, my thoughts became "What am I doing here? I don't belong!"

There is much to share and I am anxious to tell you all about it but right now I am trying to avoid mental indigestion and give my brain time to process it all.

I can tell you that the girls out there in blogland really do exist and meeting them in person is like spending time with an old friend! It's funny how people you may never have spoken to personally can feel like sisters so quickly!! And there is nothing like spending a weekend with a bunch of sisters!

Today I plan to spend some time recovering from a flight that ran 2 hours late (I didn't get home and in bed until 2:00am), blisters on my feet..

and the fact that while Mom's away Satan has a field day back at the ranch!

If you think of it, I could use prayer for my "prodigal daughter" who seems unable to stay off of the path that leads to trouble. No, this is not exactly what I wanted to come home to but this is where God has placed me so I have no choice but to "roll up my sleeves and parent this child...."

By the way, why was it God created teenagers????


Amy said...

That is amazing that you got to meet so many of your blogging buddies for the first time....It probably felt like meeting celebrities....very exciting! I can't wait to hear all about your weekend.

Rest well!
God Bless,

P.S. I believe God did create teenagers, but for the life of me "sometimes" I can't figure out why?;)

Amy said...

I forgot to tell you....You and all of the bloggy ladies look so beautiful!
You can see God in all of your eyes!
They shine with Him!

God Bless,

luvmy4sons said...

I think you could relate well to MY post for's about howt it appears that I am speaking GREEK! Sorry about teenage woes. Glad you had a great time. Deep breaths...breathe in...breathe out...God is still in contorl. right? LOL!

tiggerdaisy said...

I'm sorry about the blisters, but your pedi still looks incredible! :)

God has given you the strength to get through this trial with your daughter. Give her to Him.

Thanks for adding the pics to your allowed me to see my bloggy buddies in a different light! And I love that! :)

Prayers and Blessings, Kelley!

Becoming Me said...

I am glad you had such an amazing time. But am sorry that you have some issues at home.

Carol said...

Yikes to the blisters! I'm so glad we got to meet. You are just as fabulous in person. Hugs and Kisses!

Krista said...

Great pictures. My friend also went to the conference and she is processing it all as well. I have a teenager daughter too. I will be praying for you! I enjoyed your post! I know what you mean about feeling out of your league; sometimes I wonder what I'm doing. :)

krista lee said...


It was an amazing weekend! I am so gratful we were both able to attend. I will pray for your family about the teenage woes. I know they are just around the corner for me!

Melanie said...

Wow, Kelley.... it sounds like you had a spectacular trip! I am so glad and can't wait to hear more about it.

Will be praying as you work back into daily life at home and for your daughter.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Yay, you're back! I thought of all you girls all weekend and how much fun you were surely having, and how I wished I could be there to meet you all!

By the look AMAZING in the black and white shirt...I love it!

Praying for your daughter and for you as well. I know it's never easy to see a loved one make wrong choices.

KCAimee said...

Welcome back! I'll look forward to hearing more about your trip.

Pamela (MrsJoeB) said...

Kelley-keep being real!! You are an absoulute joy!! God will carry you through anything. You knew satan would be waiting didn't you? Hold on to the truths you have planted in your heart!!

In His Graces~Pamela

Pamela (MrsJoeB) said...

Okay...I can't spell I am so mentally full from this conference...just call me professor!

Pamela (MrsJoeB)

Amy Wyatt said...

Ok... so how did you get blisters. You were supposed to wear "cute, comfortable" shoes. I can't wait to hear about your ride to the airport. I'm sorry you came home to teenage trouble. Praying for you. Loved the slide show.

Laura said...

I'm sending your book out tomorrow! Shouldn't take but a couple days to get to you. I pray it blesses you. It was an awesome time, eh? Yes, I'm still processing too. Time to get back to laundry and floors and the day job...I'll be praying for you and all the other P31 ladies as we come down from the mountain!

Jamie said...

I'm glad you're back! Looks like you had a great time meeting so many friends. I'll be praying for you and your situations at home. Parenting sure can be a challenge at times!

Lisa said...

Hey Kelley!
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I SO wish we had gotten to hang out this weekend. :( Oh my, the feelings I have for Lelia are so mutual, believe me. We had such a connection right off the bat!

I'm so glad you enjoyed your time in the Carolinas. Please come back and visit me at my blog, and let's plan on that meeting in the very near future. :)

Lisa :)

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...


Zoe said...

It was so good to see you over the weekend. You girlfriend, get cuter by the day :-)
I want to hear all about your talk on Saturday night.
It was such a blessing to watch you and Carol"polish" those last few things.
I want to hear all about your trip to the Mall and your ride to the airport.

Enjoy recovering from the weekend and restoring order to your home.

I want to know why God gives us teenagers while we're experiencing hot flashes and our husbands have a mid-life crisis.

Hugs to all my KS sistas,

Janna Rust said...

Welcome back Kelley!

Yolanda said...

Pamela, Kelley, Lelia and Joy: Girlfriends, you are gorgeous!

Jesus loves you so much!

Thanks for sharing Kelley, and satan sure roars when we are making progress for God. Perhaps a reminder as you "minister" parenting skills towards your Prodigal. ;0)


Susan said...

Hey Kelly,

Welcome Home my friend...

Hope you have finally rested and back into the swing of things.

The Conference sounded AWESOME!!! I have really enjoyed reading about it.

You looked so pretty in ALL your pictures, outfits, toes and feet, all JUST PERFECT!!

Sorry about your prodigal...I have 2 over here. We just need to keep pressing in, praying and believing.

Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your awesome weekend. I'll look forward to hearing MORE!


Jenelle said...

I'm glad you had a great time! I hope things resolve quickly at home. Those teen-ages!

Oh, I've never had a pedicure either. Maybe someday. :)

Laurie Ann said...

Welcome back, Kelley! Sounds like a great time was had by all. I've enjoyed reading about it so far and look forward to hearing more. Re: teen daughters - ours was abducted by aliens when she hit her teen years but God (eventually) graciously morphed her back into the sweet girl she is today.

Christina said...

Glad to hear you had such a wonderful time. I liked the pictures of you with the other ladies. How awesome.

teenagers! I know how that goes. I have one who is 24 now and boy did she keep me on my toes, but alls well that ends well so keep on pushing forward and know that this too shall pass, it's just too bad I can't tell you when it will pass, but it will pass faithful sister.

Lelia Chealey said...

God created teenagers so they could grow up to be sheep!

Well sista,I'm off to bull some chicken after I season to my pref-rinse! ;)

Love ya much!!!
P.S. You ROCK!

Tracy said...

Hang in there. No doubt God knew you'd need a little extra support and preparation for this "exercise" with your prodigal, thus the timing. Plus, we all know Satan loves to pounce when we're on the spiritual mountaintop. Praying for you.

It blesses my heart so to see the photos of all you lovelies. I can't imagine how exciting it must have been to meet all your bloggin' buddies. = ) (Sorry about those blisters!)

Kim said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful time!!!!! I said a few prayers for you sweet friend.

I too ask the question about teenagers some days...hang in there.

Stop by, I have an award for you!!

Faithful Froggers said...

Welcome Back!

The pictures were wonderful and I can't wait to hear all about your weekend.

Praying for you and your daughter!

Micca said...

Kelly, what a treat it was to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've enjoyed visiting yours!

You crack me up!! It seems we have more in common than being "bible beaters." I have more fun on vacation in my mind than I do being there!

Be blessed!