We all stood in the hall so
Lynn could introduce each of us. We were all nervous, standing and
waiting for our name to be announced. We all laughed when we heard Lynn
introduce "Karen Poland." That's when we knew that she was nervous,
Lynn led the room in a hymn. I think everyone got emotional during
Holy, Holy, Holy. I remember
thinking, as I was singing, that I never in a million years
imagined that I'd ever be standing between Karen Glass and Wendi
Capehart, hearing their voices singing a hymn on either side of me!
Lynn led a hymn while Advisory members
sang along in the front row.
I won't talk about what the topics were about, since others who took
notes have already done a great job of that! I read my portion, not
daring to take my eyes from the paper I was reading from for fear of
losing my concentration and not being able to continue. (Read it here.) I listened to a
of the conference from the nursery, or from the hall, because Baby M
wouldn't stay with the teen helpers, and she wouldn't be still in the
main room. Luckily, the speakers carried the sound all over the
building, so I was able to catch quite a bit of what was said. I tried
to meet as many people as I could during breaks, so
I didn't even notice what foods were set out, but I know there were
tables set up with drinks and snacks.