I recently went on a women’s retreat with my church. I would like to get my complaints out of the way first so that I can go on talking about how amazing it was. I was not a fan of the venue. I won’t name it because I don’t want them hunting me down and trying to sue me for slander or whatever. Some ladies had bed bugs, and my mom said the hallways smelled old. It just felt unsanitary. But, obviously it was tolerable. Absolutely done complaining.
The speaker was great. She was down to earth and gave great nuggets of wisdom to carry home with us.
The food was plentiful and tasty. There were plenty of activities to do during the day and night. I won a prize TWICE and I never win anything! Well, I only got one prize because we were only allowed to win once per session but I’ll totally take that technicality.
On the last day (Sunday) we had communion and did a growth exercise. Everyone wrote something that we wanted to leave behind on a special felt pen on a piece of wax paper. Then as we grabbed the communion cups we placed the paper in the water and were able to watch the letters being washed off the paper.
It was such a wonderful experience to get to bond with that many other women. There was no bitterness, competition or cattiness. It was all love. True sisterhood. We embraced each other and loved on each other and talked and fellowshipped and listened to testimonies and GREW together. No one will know what the experience was like except us and we will forever share that bond. I felt such an overwhelming since of belonging while I was there.
I feel like it’s my duty to create these types of environments for other people. For women to come together on one accord in love and leave hate behind.
The color scheme was Green and Gold. Gold for God’s light and green for growth. I’ve always loved gold, now I’ll be incorporating my green into my life 😉
I could easily start rambling so I’ll stop here. I love God. I love my church. I love my sisters.