Where to start?
I was freaking out last week because I'd signed up to go on a women's retreat with our new church. As the day got nearer, I found myself feeling all those high school, teen aged feelings again. "What if no one talks to me? What if I don't like them." Or more importantly, "what if they don't like me?" "What if it sucks and I'm stuck there?" Mostly I was just worried about no one liking me. VERY much like high school for me lol. Shows how mature I really am, eh?!
Well, it was wonderful! I left with new friends. Not just acquaintances, but honest to goodness friends. We laughed, cried and prayed together. I also left feeling challenged to live my life in a more deliberate way. What does it really mean to be a Christian wife, mother, friend in 2007?! And encouraged in my faith. God is bigger than all these petty little challenges that come my way. He's never asked me to even do anything really hard, not really.
Oh and I laughed until my tummy hurt. Here is a group of us at the "What not to wear ball" We all got dressed up in our finest...
I went '80's, others dug the prom dress out, while still others found truely disgusting combos of just what NOT to wear (Debbie we're all looking at you!).
Here's the whole team. We didn't win but we had a blast on the journey!
All I can say is that, "God is good." I was hoping for an okay time and I had a wonderful time:)
I came home to a houseful of people and kids and life resumed full force right away. It's so good to have some regrouping and refreshing time! It made the rest of the week much easier to manage.
The rest of the week flew by in a blur. I had extra kids staying here, a couple of groups of people over and a birthday celebration. Here we are back at Sunday and I'm having a moment, thinking of the week to come...