• Jacqui Jackson

An adoptee's musings on an adoptive momma conference

The following post was written by Jacqui Jackson, iHope’s co-founder, on her Grateful Mommy blog. It can be accessed here: http://www.thegratefulmommy.com

About 7 months ago, a sweet friend invited me to a C4C (Created for Care) conference, cautioning me to stay up until registration opened at midnight because it would sell out. I am no conference novice, but my interest was piqued. I have been to women’s conferences, to mommy conferences, but this...this was different.

As I reflect on all I heard, saw, and experienced, I know that God was speaking to me this weekend. I should have realized it would be an important weekend in my motherhood, because I was kind of flipping out before I went. I didn’t pack until one hour before our sweet sitter showed up to usher me out the door. I left the van with the Hubs, and this led to about 30 uncomfortable minutes where I realized I had no idea how to adjust the seat to my liking.