The Final 2009 ACFW Conference Installment

Sunday morning. The breakfast, worship, and message by Debbie Macomber were inspiring, but when I turned around the room was already half empty. Sadly, many of the attendees must start their travels early to get home at reasonable times.

I filled the rest of the morning with goodbyes to friends I’ve meet on the loop, in critique group, and at conferences.

At 12:15 I hopped on a shuttle with the hopes that if I arrived at the airport early, I might get on an earlier flight. No such luck. The 6:25 flight was the only one scheduled for the day. This left me plenty of spare time to get work done and the Donald Maas session had left me with much work to do. It was a good match.

About an hour before the flight, right when I had begun to go a bit stir-crazy, other people from the conference showed up. My flight home was shared by Christina Berry, Sherrie Ashcraft, Randy Ingermanson, and Chip MacGregor. It was nice to have the company and conversation to fill the wait.

So after days for running around, I spent nearly twelve hours riding two shuttles, one airplane, and sitting in an airport. At about 11 pm I arrived in Corvallis and my dear husband picked my up from the shuttle dump.
We were home ten minutes later. YAY!

Thanks for hanging in through my conference ramblings. I’m posting some pictures. Thanks to Christina Berry and her working camera, you’ll be able to see one of the banquet picture clearly.

Brandilyn Collins, the conference emcee.
Sherrie Ashcraft, Christina Berry, Kim Moore, and me at the banquet.
Donita K. Paul with me. She is one of my sister-in-laws absolute favorite authors and a very sweet lady.
Have a great day and come back soon,

Christina Suzann Nelson is an inspirational speaker and award-winning author of six books, including More Than We Remember, What Happens Next, and the Christy Award-winning The Way It Should Be. She is the mother of six children and is passionate about helping others find hope after trauma.

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