Dear Adoptive Mama,

I’m sitting here thinking back to our last retreat and all that happened there.  So many times I looked out at your faces and saw your smiles and tears.  I saw nodding heads and women off to the side praying with each other.  I saw women deep in conversation, laughing and connecting.  I heard the heartfelt thank yous and gave more hugs than I’m usually comfortable with. The response to our weekend retreat has been overwhelming both from our attendees and the local adoption community and they all keep saying the same thing, “Please, just keep doing this.”  So we’re doing it!  The planning is under way and the pieces are falling into place for another retreat tailored to you.  

...please, just keep doing this. So we’re doing it!

We are headed back to Gull Lake Ministries on January 19-21, 2018.  The lakeside scenery is beautiful, the food is delicious and the lodging facilities create the “home away from home" feeling that we love for our retreat.  Their accommodations are excellent and create a natural setting for women to connect with each other.  

As a busy mom, I know how hard it can be to get away.  Sometimes, it feels like the amount of work to step out the door overshadows the benefits of an actual get away.  But can I encourage you to consider this?  

Is it beneficial for your children to have a healthy you?  

Are you parenting from a place of burn out?  

Do you feel overwhelmed by the needs that come before you daily?  

Do you want to have a weekend off from cooking, laundry and routines?  

Could you benefit from some chocolate treats, adult conversation, learning from experts, a full night sleep or encouragement from our friend, Jesus?

And lastly, are you worth it?  

Because I think you are. 

I hope you’ll consider joining us in January for a weekend designed to equip, refresh and connect you wherever you are in your adoption story.

Journeying with you,