>> 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 VoltaireWhat 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