Our church is having a Women's Retreat this week-end.
I had no plans to go.
We are currently unemployed ... and so there are no funds for things like retreats. But ...
I really WANTED to go. Not because I have some love of women's retreats in general, but because I just need a break. It's been many years since I've literally had a desire to not be home and with my family, but this past year and a half has been a bit stressful ... to say the least.
Don't get me wrong, I love my family and most days have many lovely, delightful moments. However, the constant level of stress from our youngest, newest son is exhausting. And the thought of being somewhere
.... where I don't have to prepare food
.... or clean up
... or have a 5 year old wake me up multiple times a night
... and looks like this
But I wasn't going ... and I felt disappointed ... tried not to complain or whine about it
a dear friend of mine called out of the blue and said I was going ... expenses were paid. She'd "cleared" it with my husband ... all I had to do was get ready to go and be at her house.
I leave tomorrow afternoon ...
and I've been packed since yesterday. :-)