Tuesday, May 8, 2012

52 Weeks of Happiness :: Week 9

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Last weekend I had the honor of speaking at the
the La Leche League of Georgia Breastfeeding Parenting Conference.
It was awesome for a hundred reasons.

I felt like I was seeing my name in bright lights.
Even if it was a local conference,
I felt pretty special that I was a part of it.

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After years of bearing my soul on this blog,
it felt fantastic to be recognized.

As I gathered my materials
and prepared for my session,
it became clear to me
that I might actually have something of value to say.

It was so much fun to open
the Conference booklet and see the description of my talk.
This little ol' stay at home mom
managed to write her way into something pretty amazing.

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I pushed myself to stand in front of complete strangers
and talk for an hour and fifteen minutes.

It was thrilling and terrifying.
The ladies in the room and I really connected.
They laughed and some ladies
even got a little misty when I shared my perspective on motherhood.

A few ladies told me that I had inspired them
to see motherhood in a new way.

It was such a gift because they may not have realized
how inspired I was by them.

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19 comments:

Dina Lettre said...

WOW...that's so cool, Leigh. Congrats!

angel shrout said...

Congrats hun...

Laura said...

Congrats!! What an honor!

Linda D. said...

Congratulations. A well deserved honor. AND how lucky those ladies were to get a fresh perspective on motherhood!

Em S said...

That must of been very rewarding! Good job!

R Montalban said...

I am so happy for you and I wish you lots of more success in the future.

Ducky said...

So awesome!!! I am super excited for you and I just know it was another amazing moment in your history book.

You are so cool!!!

Kara said...

What a wonderful experience.

Kristy LifenReflection said...

That is so cool! I love the title of your workshop too!

Jessica said...

Very cool!!! Congrats to you!!!!

Pieni Lintu said...

Good for you!! :)

Becs said...

Congratulations, sounds amazing.

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

So proud of you- that is SO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tima said...

Congratulations. What a wonderful experience.

Susan @ Sunflower Status said...

Sounds like fun! Congrats!

Jen said...

Nice job! It's always nerve racking to stand in front of people and talk! Congrats!

Karen Mortensen said...

Way to go Leigh. Wish I could have been there.

Andrea said...

Look at you rock star! What fun!

Erin Bennett Jenkins said...

way to go, silly leigh bug!