Last week was a really, REALLY ROUGH week for me, and the little one. We are going through some things as a family. Not something I'm ready to share with the world yet, but when I am, I'll make sure there is a positive ending to it all! Don't want to bring you guys all down right?
With the week I had, I actually ALMOST didn't make the trip! And if there was ANY reason AT ALL to go and be healed by this retreat, my week had every. single. one.
The one thing I really love to tell people about this group is that it's quite possibly the most genuinely nice group of people you will ever meet! You can tell when someone is really using their faith to express love as opposed to show off their faith. Because of these people, I was able to reflect on my life, and gain a closer relationship with the God I believe in.
We had the most amazing speaker, Tracie Miles, from Proverbs 31 Ministries to help us "take off our masks" and live life without being brought down by guilt from past transgressions. To move on and take off on the right foot for the best of us, our families, our children, and also the people around us. To be the best we possibly can with God's help of course! It was really inspiring!
Just to get into everything that was covered will have to take a few posts. So I'll start with a photo diary of where we stayed. We were in North East, Maryland (no really, the town is called NORTH. EAST.) and just before you get to the resort you have to drive through this adorable little avenue, with with restaurants, antique shops and many small businesses...it was like Etsy in person...just wonderful. Then the resort itself was really just so nice and peaceful. I can't wait to go back and enjoy it with my daughter.
I was really blessed to have several great people to make it possible to be able to attend. And if you guys are reading this, I am TRULY TRULY THANKFUL!!!!
|On the road into the resort!|
|S'mores - utterly irresistible!|
|Best seat in the house.|
|My lovely roomies!! Valerie and Angela!|
|A beautiful place to relax indoors with a nice cup of joe.|
|Riding through a really big storm! Couldn't have a better song come up!|