If you were wondering why I left the hubby in charge of the kiddos for the weekend…I had a good reason! I had the chance to attend a Women’s Retreat put on by our church. In case you watched my husband’s “daddy care” video and were worried that he struggled while I was gone…I will assure you that he did a FABULOUS job! Although the video portrays a messy house and lots of dirty dishes…by the time I got home it was spotless. Literally. So proud of my hubby for picking up after him and the boys! I could not have asked for more!
But, don’t think I didn’t almost stroke out when I watched that video while I was gone. I might have.
Five other women from my small group also attended the retreat with me and we had such a great time!
The topic was “Undivided Heart” and they really did have some amazing things to share and teach!
I have been so thankful to have found a group of women that I can walk this journey with. I didn’t grow up in a church. It’s not that I had bad parents. My parents were and ARE amazing people. They just didn’t regularly attend church. It wasn’t until I met my husband that I really knew anything about God or attending church. And it wasn’t really until we had children that we understood what it meant to be a “follower of Jesus”.
Don’t take me the wrong way, we are not perfect, and we are not claiming to be. But, we are a work-in-progress and we love our church home and learning more and more about God.
There was a lot of this going on at the Women’s Retreat…
…three years ago I would have felt awkward being around a bunch of people who were raising their hands up to worship God. Three years ago I would have thought…”what weirdos”. Three years ago I would have refused to join them.
I guess it shows how much I am growing as a Christian since I am now one of those “weirdos” and could not be more proud to say so.
There were still many times when we were all too consumed by our cell phones. Checking on the husbands and kiddos was one of our top priorities. I snapped this picture of 3 of the girls checking their phones at the same time. Ha!
And let’s face it. The kids were all fine. In fact, the husbands probably didn’t even miss us. I know at my house…it made time for A LOT of “boy time’. You know how much boys love their “boy time”.
I am already thinking about next years Women’s Retreat and how I can pull off leaving the hubby alone with THREE boys! It’s not that he can’t handle it. He can. But FOUR boys together can only equal trouble!
Thank you small group ladies for such a fun weekend and for all the stuff for baby Sloane! I love you girls!