Sunday, May 02, 2010
Our first morning of Women's conference we drove to the Marriott center and I was determined we would just magically find a parking spot up near the front so I pass all the hundreds of parked cars as well as the hundreds of women walking the half mile from their cars looking for our spot.
I pulled up into the house across the street from the Marriott center, where the family sells some spots to park in their backyard. Best $10.00 ever spent. We know had front row joe seats to Women's Conference - I could feel it the day was going to be great.
As we walked into the masses of women going to Julie B. Beck's opening talk for the conference, Jill, Michelle and I got one of the greatest gifts and the best welcome ever.
We got to meet Buggs Mama. She welcomed us to the start of our day and weekend with the biggest hugs her genuine smile. If you don't know Buggs Mama, then that must mean you don't know Bugg and if you don't know Bugg then you "got to know Bugg" Here let me introduce you to him right here.
My meeting Buggs Mama is one of the many things that happened this weekend that made me say "why am I not blogging any more". She does not know this but she gave me the warm hug of encouragement to just live life, make the most of every day and not worry so much about what every one else is thinking.
She met us for lunch on the second day just to come and share with the three of us what our blogging has meant to her. She was not at the conference that day but just came to see us. She had her little wiggly girl with her and could thought of a million reasons why she didn't want to fight the crowds and find a parking spot at BYU to come. How amazingly brave. Her example makes me want to write those notes to people that I always think I will but never do - to tell them how they have touched me.
Bree meeting you was a highlight of my trip, I needed to hear everything you told us this weekend. Thank you so much for stopping us, meeting us for lunch, sharing your life with us on your blog. You were the best Welcome Wagon BYU Women's conference could have hoped for.
See you next year!
(and seriously take a minute to meet her, you won't regret it!)
Posted by everything pink! at 8:27 AM