Monday, April 15, 2013

Heart to Heart ~ a Gathering of Women Affected by CHD

This weekend I had the privilege to attend the Heart Mom luncheon. This is the one big Heart Mom get together of the year and it was just as good as last year's if not better. The heart moms that put this together did an amazing job. We went to the Hailstone Event Center at Jordanelle, and it was absolutely beautiful. The building was perfect, the decorations were amazing and most important the women I was surrounded by were exquisite.
Our new IHH President Mimi gave us a sweet message. She is the mother of Mia who passed away last October. She is so beautiful, strong and caring. I was so happy to see her! By the time she was done speaking I don't think there was a dry eye in the room.

The speaker we had this year was Tiffany Peterson. She is a life coach and speaks at many different types of events. She said she is usually speaking about sales and corporate/leadership training. When she came to speak to our group and knowing what we were about she mentioned she felt intimidated when she usually never is. 

She asked us what we would like to hear from her before she started and there were many women that gave her some great thoughts. She said that some of the comments she received were already so inspired and that she was surrounded by "spiritual giants." I absolutely love that term, because it is so so true. While going through this heart journey it is almost impossible to not be closer to your spiritual self and whoever you call "your maker."

There were so many wonderful little tid bits that she said while speaking I had to write them down so I wouldn't forget.... 
While speaking with us she said that we had heightened senses and with what we have all gone through it is as if we are experiences "emotions on steroids."
Event + resonse = outcome
We are stronger than we ever knew we could be.
Adversities are gifts wrapped in unattractive paper.
Has your capacity to love grown? (I think so, YES)
If you're going through Hell, don't stop and build a house.

After Tiffany was finished we went outside to have a group photo. It was pretty cold, but I think the love that was surrounding all of us kept us all warm and cozy. The photographer that took our group picture was also taking pictures throughout the entire luncheon. I cannot wait to see them!
We had amazing food and got to visit with friends and I met some new friends. 
It is so wonderful and inspiring to go to these events and have the opportunity to meet and be surrounded by such amazing mothers. I can't wait until next year!

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