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Friday, April 4, 2014


Sorry for not posting for a few days. I went on a women's retreat last weekend and have been covered in peace since returning.

This was me before the retreat. My life was great and things were looking up. My marriage was the best thing since sliced bread and we were only growing closer. There were things I needed to personally work on, but would let the noise around me take front and center and forget about it. One challenge I went into the weekend with was sharing my faith. I wanted to share what I believed in with the society around me and that was hard. I never wanted to offend anyone or make them uncomfortable, so in the past I would be hesitant to share how I really felt. Then there were times where I would be sassy just to be sassy and I was tired of it. I wanted to work on being a better person; for me, my husband, and most of all, for Him.

This is me after the retreat. On the outside I look the same, but I am lighter. My heart has softened and my soul is happy. I feel clean and so strong. I told Mike when I got back that I haven't felt that much love since our wedding day. Having strong women surround you to lift you up is so powerful and so needed. I am too happy to be sassy. I know that over time that joy can fluctuate, but I have asked Mike to hold me accountable. God is too good to be wasting my time being angry and annoyed. Life is a gift from God and I have dedicated mine to glorifying him.

If you ever have the chance to go on any kind of retreat I highly recommend it! They are life changing and you come out a new person. My outlook on life is so much greater than it was before.

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