Earlier this year, I went to an adoptive mom’s retreat. It was wonderful but re-entry was torturous. (emotionally exhausted, not to mention a horrible cold….) I swore I wouldn’t go again anytime soon. But my dear friend, Angie….you know, Yaya’s mom, was going to a mini retreat in her hometown, put on by her church. She already had her ticket and a room at a resort when she sprung the idea on me. I was hesitant, but was excited about a few of the speakers so I cast my fears aside and said yes.
We had a great time! As expected, I left there refreshed, motivated and excited about trying new things with the kids. And with a horrible cold. Figures.
All in all, it was a wonderful experience. Nothing compares to being surrounded by a bunch of adoptive mama’s and being reminded what gifts God has blessed us with!
I may have to just embrace getting sick again and sign up to go next year.
A big thanks to the hubby for manning the ship this weekend. He never hesitates to send me off for some much needed time away.