Friday, May 7, 2010

Come Away And Rest

I have so many things I want to share with you but the week has gone by so fast that I haven’t been able to sit down and write as my heart longed to do.  Soon I want to share the wonderful surprise gift that recently arrived in my mailbox from a dear blog friend – a just-because-she-thought-I-needed-a-pick-me-up gift.  And I want to show you the wonderful things another dear blog friend gave me before she moved to another state.  And there is a recent visit to a spectacular lilac garden not far from my home, filled with flowers and a lovely old Victorian home!

Life has taken so many twists and turns – as it does for all of us.  It seems the weeks are so busy - they go by so quickly  and before we know it another week has come and gone.  On and on it goes.  Often my heart longs to go away and rest – to slow down, change the pace a bit.  That’s exactly what I’m going to do this weekend.  I am leaving this afternoon for our church Ladies’ Retreat!  During the past two years I’ve shared about our retreats here and here
For several years we've gone to the beach. . .
This year we’re going to the woods!
I’m taking my camera – and I plan to wander through the woods and along the river during my ‘free’ time.  I'll try to capture the beauty in that quiet place.

Retreat:  an act or process of withdrawing, especially from what is difficult, dangerous, or disagreeable. 

That’s exactly what I’m going to do this weekend – withdraw from the difficult, dangerous and disagreeable!  I’ll be back soon – rested, relaxed and ready to tell you all about my time away.   And ready to go again – for awhile!


  1. Sounds like a wonderful idea, Adrienne. Enjoy!

    Happy Mother's Day!

  2. That forest path has my name written all over it. Look close - yes, it surely does. :o)


  3. Just wanted to say, how much I enjoy your blog. I love visiting. It's like a mini vacation.

  4. Dear Adrienne
    A retreat sounds wonderful. Enjoy!
    Hugs, Rhondi

  5. Maybe next year I can attend the retreat with you. Like you it seems my life is sooooooooo busy. Love to read your blog.

  6. I understand completely adrienne. My life is a whirlwind right now but I just stopped to say hi and tell you I'm thinking of you. Enjoy the retreat. I hope you come back renewed!

  7. Look forward to hearing more about your retreat.


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