And I did not get nearly enough pictures or talk to nearly enough people or eat nearly enough food or dance enough, but I think I cried enough.
It was a lovely weekend. Everyone there had a story, a reason why they were there. For some it was treat they gave themselves, for others it was a huge sacrifice, for others it was an amazing gift from loving husbands, friends or families. We all had stories - struggles of all kinds, families of all sizes, and stories of all shapes and sizes. I think it was just what we all needed, whether it was a 48 hour break from the craziness or a lot of soul searching.
I wish more of us could have been there; Mary, Mandi, Maggie, Christina and so many others I wish we could have shared this together and I hope one day we can.
I think we all went home with Jen Fulwiller's words echoing in our heads. We're not here to build these Cathedrals by ourselves. God asks a lot of us, but he fills our Cathedrals with other workers. We are not alone on this amazing journey.