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>> Monday, April 26, 2010

Women are never stronger than when they arm themselves with their weakness. ~Marie de Vichy-Chamrond, Marquise du Deffand, Letters to Voltaire
         What I learned at the 2010 Spring Women’s retreat.
                   “You - More then you think”




I learned that I really really missed my bed.

I learned 22 Women + 4 bathrooms = Shower Rage.

I learned if you’re the first one up in the morning, you’d better have started the coffee or there’s going to be hell.

I learned that the Pastors sister in-law is not apposed to flashing people, or mooning them for that matter.

I learned I may never be able to make eye contact with some of the lady's husbands again, not without cracking up anyway.

I learned the Church secretary is NOT a morning person.

I learned that the Pastors daughter can shake her "groove thing" like she’s on Fire.

I learned that very little sleep and a house full of estrogen makes me a cry baby.

I learned tears can be contagious and healing at the same time.

I learned that laughter is better then wine.

I learned that when I start opening my heart to other Women, I end up with Sisters.

I learned that even the most “Put together” and strong women can feel weak and scared at times too.

I learned I am not alone in having sobbed in the shower when life feels out of control.

I learned that even though I’m ruff around the edges, Fat and Sassy, I have something wonderful to offer.

I learned that God is doing amazing things in my life, all I have to do is be open to it and He’ll take care of the rest.

I learned this was not all about me getting closer to God…Its all about letting Him get closer to me.



And when I got home from the retreat:

I learned my husband knows I matter more then he thought after leaving him for an ENTIRE weekend with four kids, the cat and the Dog.

I learned that the House didn’t fall apart without me.

I learned the most excited one to see me home was the Dog.

I learned that nothing had changed not even the kids, they were even all still in the same outfits I had left them in.



OK maybe one thing had changed…one very small surprising thing…me.



When we can't piece together the puzzle of our own lives, remember the best view of a puzzle is from above. Let Him help put you together. ~Terri Guillemets



7 comments:

Bombshell BLISS April 26, 2010 at 3:37 PM  

I love womens' retreats! Makes me want to go on one RIGHT NOW!

Anonymous,  April 26, 2010 at 5:06 PM  

Michelle,
you are a treasure, more than you know. Lova ya,
denise

Shannon E. Kennedy April 26, 2010 at 5:36 PM  

sounds like you had a wonderful time... I have yet to attend one.... but I'm hopeful


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Bethany@ImperfectMom April 26, 2010 at 6:02 PM  

I'm so glad it's not just my husband who doesn't think making the kids change clothes is necessary when I'm not there!
Sounds like you had a great time!

Eclipsed April 26, 2010 at 6:28 PM  

Sounds like you had an amazing journey

Kat April 27, 2010 at 7:01 AM  

Oh, what a wonderful weekend! I need one of those. :)

Cindy May 6, 2010 at 8:53 AM  

What a gift you have I anticipate watching it unfold....
You my new found friend are a treasure, your hilarious and make me smile!

CG

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