Posted in discipleship, infertility, thankfulness, Women's Discipleship Concepts

A little get-away…

I have been absent from blogging life this past month with my in-laws visiting, WDC stuff, helping friends, and overall busyness. Because I am linked to Jacob and Beth Winn’s blog about their twins, more and more people I know have been reading and learning about what is going on in my life. That is a little intimidating to say the least. I try to be open, but I do not know if people know how to deal with that very well:). I have had several conversations about the blog with many women around our church over the last month. So many have been heartfelt in their concern and love. I do appreciate the prayers of so many in dealing with issues of infertility and simply life as a woman.
Infertility has had a loud voice in life lately, and I got a great break from that as I took 3 young women with me to the beach. It was a WDC trip–now an annual one per Liz’s suggestion. Three girls went that did not know each other very well (if at all), and we had laughter, stories, silliness, questions, conversations about marriage and struggles and the past and the future. It was a great time of being together, cooking together, playing games together, getting creeped out by sea creatures together. These girls and their laughter were a salve in my heart that has felt like an empty hole has been shot through it dealing with infertility. In fact, I did not even think about it (except for when the conversation came up). We all need retreats away from life with those who are in Christ. Even though I was technically in charge, I was relaxed and grateful for the time with them. I feel like they got to know me in a way that may not be possible over coffee and Bible study. And I certainly got to see their day to day habits and how each of them were hilarious in their own way. This 34 year old got an education in many things from 21 and 22 year olds.
Again, I see how thankful I am for WDC and the wonderful opportunities for discipleship and relationship that God has provided in a special time. It is worth every moment to serve and love on these girls. I know I would not have the fullness of this opportunity if I had two to three kids right now. Thank you to all who give to WDC and pray monthly–you are making a difference in the lives of young women.

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40 year old Married Mom to 2 From Tennessee

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