What a stellar evening we had last Wednesday night with 82 amazing mothers who gathered to talk about their dreams! The Power of Moms sponsored the evening with amazing Whitney Johnson who just released a book called Dare, Dream, Do along with several authors of the Power of Moms new book Deliberate Motherhood.
There was electricity in the air as we heard from Whitney, Saren and April who started the wildly popular Power of Moms website and were inspired by our wonderful friend Macy Robison, producer of a delightful CD last year for moms called Children with Listen who sang for us.
I felt privileged to be standing with these wonderful women (I said a few words at the end).
Below: Macy, April, Saren, Saren’s Mom, Whitney
What a delight to see all those committed mothers together, not only thinking about their dreams but also talking about them. The group divided into about 5 groups of 12-14 and with a discussion leader in each group talked about what dreams they were pursuing, what dreams they were saving for later, what dreams they had decided to let go, and what they were doing to pursue our dreams now.
Here are a few of the team of 40 women who keep The Power of Moms Website reaching hundreds of thousands of mothers!
And here are some of the 60 mothers who helped to create Deliberate Motherhood: 12 Key Powers of Peace, Purpose, Order, and Joy available at Powerofmoms.com.
Sponsors provided some terrific treats:
As the evening progressed, many moms were almost startled to realize that they were living their dream! As hard as it is when you’re “in the trenches”, it is, for most women what they have dreamed and wished for most of their lives.
Saren (who has about ten new dreams a day) told us that, as she was tucking her kids in bed the night before the meeting, one of her son Isaac asked what the meeting that she had been working so hard on was about. When she replied that it was about dreams that moms have, Isaac said, “What is your dream?” without a moment’s hesitation she realized and said with conviction, “YOU are my dream.” She proceeded to tell each of her children the same thing as she tucked them in that night.
Sometimes that’s hard to remember! Congrats to everyone who worked on this wonderful project and especially those who revived old dreams, appreciated the ones they were living and dreamed up some new ones which they are now anxiously pursuing!