Monday, July 20, 2009

Girls' Getaway

There's just something special about spending quality time with the girls. This past weekend, I was blessed enough to spend a couple of days away with a few girlfriends from church. We were able to soak up each other's company as well as God's glorious creation in the Smoky Mountains.

Kristi invited Pam, Melanie, and me to join her for a weekend getaway. We left our husbands and children (well, their children) behind and rented this old-fashioned country cottage right outside of Gatlinburg. It boasted of "feeling just like grandma's house!" They were quite right. Its retro decor was very quaint and cozy, and it was fully stocked with everything we'd need, including a comfy bed for each of us.

After a quick trip to the grocery store, we lusciously wasted away the weekend by piling onto a twin-size bed and watching various "chick flicks" (five to be exact), staying up way too late engaged in girl talk, sleeping in well after the sun poke its illuminating head, reading books by the sound of the rushing creek water, and consuming mass quantities of junk food in astronomical proportions.

The weather was absolutely breathtaking (record lows in the 70's), and the created memories are priceless. Our friendships were definitely strengthened as we bonded during the 24/7 camaraderie. It was truly a blessed weekend.

Oh, and as if the magnificence of nature itself wasn't enough for us to fully feel God's presence, look at the gift He so graciously gave us! Hidden within His creation near the creek was this rock shaped perfectly into a heart! The minute I saw it, my own heart filled with a peace that surpasses all understanding. I knew it was a love letter from Romancer of my soul, just making sure that I, and the rest of the girls, were completely aware of us undying love for us.

Thank you, Lord. I love You, too. Very much. :)

Complete Girls' Getaway Photo Album


Bryan said...

In the middle of all the real junk food, you have a loaf of wheat bread. That's not junk food! That's actually healthy. Cheater.

Cristin Claire said...

How fun!!! I'm glad yall had such a great weekend- and I'm LOVING the heart rock! You should keep that forever as a reminder of God and His amazing creation!

Our Life...Taking it one experience at a time said...

Love the heart rock!! Sounds like you had a great time.

Melanie L said...

I loved getting to know you better! It was truly a blessed weekend! Thanks for posting the pictures and the wonderful blog! Love, Your new sis

Libby said...

My mom and I collect heart rocks! This one is perfect! Hugs!

Dad said...

Redneck slip'n'slide, huh? I think that's just another way of telling me that I have the COOLEST son-in-law ever!

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