I have exciting news to share today! First off, I’ll share the news and then the backstory behind it. Drumroll, please….
I’m hosting an event for moms on Friday, May 19th from 6:30-10 PM at The Saguaro Hotel in Scottsdale and I’d love for you to be there! It’s called Restore: Soul Care for Moms. (If you aren’t a mom, please feel free to pass along this info to moms you know.)
Tickets are $65, which include three+ hours of encouragement and fun to restore your soul, along with snacks, dessert, coffee, and a gift! My awesome friends, Cyndi Hobgood and Jennifer Kruse will also be speaking. You don’t want to miss it!
There are only 80 tickets available, so make sure to get yours early before they’re gone!
I strategically planned this event at a hotel so you can hopefully spend the night afterward and have extended time away on Saturday. You can sleep in, hang out at the pool or shop and eat in downtown Scottsdale, which is just steps away from The Saguaro. My friends at The Saguaro are giving us 20% off room rates! Use this link to book your room.
I also strategically planned this event to be the weekend after Mother’s Day so that it can be your Mother’s Day present. Tell your hubby and kids this is what you need and let them gift it to you!
Okay, so now here’s the backstory of how this event came into existence:
On my very first Mother’s Day in 2009, all I wanted was a break. I loved my little peanut (who was eight-months old) so much, but I was desperate for some time away. So my sweet husband sent me away with my mom and my breast pump (LOL) and we spent the night at a hotel in Scottsdale. It was so nice to be away where I could sleep, catch my breath and come away refreshed.
Fast forward to January 2nd of this year. My husband was out running errands and when he came home, I was not myself. I was a crazy lady who needed an escape after being with my children for 11 days straight with zero alone time. (For an introvert, that is a loooong time to go without the refreshment of quiet and being alone.) I loved being with them and we had even gone on vacation to Disneyland, which was a blast, but I just needed some space. I couldn’t pinpoint it at first, but when my husband shooed me out of the house, it became so apparent that was my problem.
So I went where I often retreat when I need a break, Barnes and Noble. Wandering through shelves of books with a warm drink in my hand and the sound of my own thoughts was amazing! I found a seat in a comfy armchair and sat breathing, thinking and dreaming for 2017. My mind found its way to Psalm 23:1-3a:
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he restores my soul.
So during a few hours at Barnes and Noble, God gave me the idea of hosting this event for you. Because you, weary mama, need a break sometimes. And it’s okay. It’s good and healthy for you to spend some time restoring your soul so that you can continue loving and serving your family well. You are worth it!
I’m so so excited to host this for you and cannot wait to see you there!