Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Weekend Away

I am so thankful that I got to attend our church's women's retreat this past weekend! I went expecting and God met me exceedingly and abundantly. He's good like that! :)

I had the wonderful privilege of sharing a room with my dear friend, Joy, this past weekend. Joy has been such a blessing in our lives and through her actions I feel like I know what it would be like to have family that lived close to us. She's a sister.

And straight up, I would not have been able to go this weekend if it weren't for her. I can't tell you enough, Joy, how thankful I am for your generosity, your friendship, and your love. In addition, she helped with Abigail, put up with her 1 am fussiness, laughed at my goofiness, and supplied oreos with milk. Need I say more... ;)

As the retreat began Friday night, I was in awe at the beauty of it as I took in all the different women that were there. Each unique creation with her own story to tell. I am thankful that God weaves the most beautiful tapestry out of our lives and knits us together as His Body. I am so thankful to hear other sisters in Christ share of His goodness, faithfulness, and mercy in their lives.

There's so much to share and to give thanks for...fellowship, healing, revival, laughter, comfort, love, restoration, peace.

And being able to take a shower without anyone knocking on the door or asking a question. Something I happen to be very thankful for right now.
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Kristy said...

Sounds like it was a great weekend! So glad you guys got some relaxing time together! I've missed the last two years. :( I already have it on the calendar for next year, though. ;)

PS. LOVE the new background and header. Did you do it yourself???

pyrotechny said...

OREOS!???? No one told ME!