We're Becoming Seminar Junkies

Remember how I said that I get to sleep in about once a year? As in, when my hubbs and I go somewhere and get a hotel? I don't know about you, but we don't do this on a regular basis, just to ditch the kids. We do this once a year as a treat to ourselves in lieu of Christmas gifts.

Our trip this year was to the wonderful horse seminar, but on the same day that we got home from our weekend getaway I opened my inbox and found an invitation to attend a 2-day seminar on Inclusive Education. Is this not relevant, or what? Actually, it's nothing short of my God at work. We're silently spazzing over what to do with this wonder child of ours, education-wise. (And by silently spazzing, I mean that I call and hassle the public school and his preschool by day, and pray by night.)

So we've quickly signed up for this seminar, hoping against hope that something will reach out and smack us upside the head. That maybe we can glean something valuable from speeches aimed at children in high school, or at least of school age. I'm so excited about this. I'm a learner, a knowledge-seeker. I can face any challenge if only I'm prepared for it. Educating Micah is the new challenge, and I am preparing.

And it will be wonderful to get away again. Because the people in charge of the seminar are getting us a room for the night so that we don't have to drive home and back again. And providing meals for 2 days. I am so grateful. The blessings we continue to receive at the hand of this child amaze me. It's the small things.

So just a heads' up that I'll be gone tomorrow night and won't have computer access. Instead, I'll be learning how to teach my child. And sleeping in on Saturday morning.

21 comments:

OHmommy said...

Oh, Karen. Sleep in an EXTRA hour for me too. Promise?

Enjoy!!!

Flea said...

Yay! Our God is a GOOD GOD!!!

Pam said...

Oh - yeah! I am excited for you. I know that inclusion - when done right- can be a wonderful thing for everyone involved. Good for you that you are educating yourself and preparing to do what you need to for your child.

Enjoy the learning experience and the time to sleep in- woo hoo!

Andrea said...

Oh how much fun!! That should be really great to go to!! I am so jealous, two days to sleep in!! Can I come too?
Hope you have a great time!!!

Driving With the Brakes On said...

That sounds like a win-win for everyone involved! Enjoy, learn, and sleep!

Sniz said...

wow, what a tremendous blessing!!!

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

Oh, another vacay. woo hoo.

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

Oh, another vacay. woo hoo.

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

That's great news! I hope it lives up to expectations, or even exceeds them. Enjoy that sleep for me.

Sandy C. said...

What a love great way to spend a getaway. Hope you get plenty of rest and recharge :)

Deanne said...

Hooray for our mighty God! And another big congrats on your sleepy Saturday! (sure hope they don't have an early seminar scheduled that morning) :)

kimmy said...

HAVE FUN! Nothing is better than a good night of uniterrupted sleep! And, waking up AFTER the sun comes up is pretty special too!

Kimmy

Lori said...

My hubby and I try to do an over night once every 3 or 4 months (ok usually more like 6 months to a year but still) they are sooooo worth it!

Enjoy yourself!!

Sniz said...

Oh, I forgot to say have fun sleeping in on Saturday!

utmomof5 said...

HAVE FUN!!!!

Christina

Tanya said...

Sleeping in is the best thing!

I hope you have a great time and learn a lot.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

Have a great time!

Colleen said...

that's wonderful news! Hope you're able to get TONS of info!!! Oh, and enjoy the sleep.

caramama said...

That's awesome! I'm glad you are getting a night away, and I hope that you learn good stuff. I also love seminars and classes and things like that, so I understand being excited to learn new things!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

Well I hope that you have a good time! Let us know how it goes

Cecily R said...

Oh, I hope it was everything you wanted it to be and more. Really I do!