this past weekend i spent time up in the mountains with the lovely ladies of church of the advent on our annual women's retreat.
and it was so, so wonderful.
pretty much exactly what i needed.
::met new friends
::caught up with good buds
::snacked like it was our j.o.b.
::laughed until our stomachs hurt
::prayed for each other
::spent time alone in prayer and study
::relaxed on the couch, read, and got in some solid naps
::painted our nails with fancy hearts and flowers
::and of course, we cried. a lot.
we cried for ourselves. we cried for each other.
and it was so, so good.
(it wouldn't be a true women's retreat if we didn't cry, right?)
i am fairly confident that every woman left with a greater sense of God and the power of community.
and that is what i call a success.