Well I’ve been back a week now from my weekend in the Isle of Man and I feel as if my feet have barely touched the ground! But I couldn’t let any more time go by without capturing all that happened while I was away.
It was a truly special time away. The Isle of Man is a beautiful Island that honestly felt exactly like Horsham. Very well kept and very friendly people. I would love to take my whole family next time as it really is a great place to explore with lots of history and super friendly people.
My favourite thing about the entire weekend was spending time with all the ladies. I was excited to be going to a new place and meeting new people, but getting to know all the ladies I went with on a whole new level, laughing and crying together, sharing adventures and making great memories was the best.
We went to the Living Hope women’s conference and the theme was Belong. Now I’ve been to my fair share of women’s conferences and I absolutely love them. It can seem a little intimidating at first, as you know how us women can be, and it’s because of all that insecurity in the room that at every women’s conference you’ll hear the same thing – you are loved. This is a fundamental truth that will be spoken because it is the deepest ache of all of our hearts – to be loved.
We doubt ourselves on so many things and even those of us who are blessed with husbands and/or children who adore us we still sometimes have a hard time loving ourselves. That can be the hardest part. I loved all the fun times with my friends and I love getting to know their hearts desires, their dreams and aspirations, likes and dislikes. Each of them is special, unique, kind, passionate, funny and loving in such different ways.
But for some reason we can get blinders on our eyes so that we can only see everyone else’s ‘beauty’ and be completely blind to our own. We are loved by our creator and Father God and the more we know and accept this the more we are able to love others.
Another big highlight from the conference was hearing Rob Parsons from Care for the Family. Hearing about all that they do to support marriages, families of any size and circumstance and those who have experienced bereavement. It was a little heart wrenching at times, but their philosophy of not just helping those in crisis but preparing for what’s ahead truly gripped my heart. I decided to partner with their ministry and was given an amazing resource bundle which I can’t wait to get into (more on that later).
I did manage to capture a few moments on my phone and if you followed me along on Instagram or Facebook will have seen a few of these already. But here are the best parts of my weekend away on the Isle of Man.