WOMEN'S CONFERENCE ADDRESS
Over the past year we've been asked to speak at various venues about Mitchell's Journey, each with a unique emphasis. To the medical community we speak of our journey through the system and our experience as patients and parents. To others we speak of strengthening family or our journey with grief. On this occasion I was asked to speak about our spiritual journey at a women's conference.
The audio quality is regrettably poor - and I'll see what I can do to sweeten the audio another time. But this 46 minute address chronicles some of the most poignant aspects of love and loss and our journey with God.
The slides in this video are the same slides I shared during my talk.
I realize this address isn't for everybody, but for those who seek, herein may you find.
And, for those who are curios to hear but not committed to 46 minutes (I understand, by the way), here are time stamps to key sections:
2:37 - The Early Years: How Natalie & I Met & Our Marriage
5:35 - Why Is He Wearing Socks with Sandals?
7:15 - Mitchell's Birth
10:36 - The Diagnosis
15:00 - In the Midst of Our Burdens: Portraits of Love & Faith
17:15 - My Everest
20:25 - Making Dark Days Light
22:13 - Denied Heart Transplant
23:00 - Heart Failure - Hospital
25:48 - Hope
28:17 - Home at Last / Tumbling Into The Abyss
30:03 - The Veil was Thin
30:30 - Please No, Please Know
33:26 - My Wilderness
34:40 - Hearing the Voice of God
35:30 - Boys Made of Clay
39:14 - Nightfall
43:56 - When the Lights Go Out, As They Surely Will
44:30 - Tender Mercies
45:20 - We Walk Not Alone
45:34 - Conclusion