Yep, that's me with Danielle. We look just like old friends, not?! (okay, not.) Yes, that is me posing with Mrs. Bean herself (author, senior editor of Faith & Family mag, and web-editor for Faith & Family Live), but old friends we're really not. I was fortunate enough to attend a Women's retreat on Saturday where she spoke. She shared advice on "Mom Management" and finding happiness in our vocation as wives and mothers. I laughed through tears at times at the stories she shared, realizing we as mothers (of two or 10) are indeed sisters, sharing many of the same struggles, joys, and trials as we attempt to bring our family closer to Christ. Just wonderful hearing from her!
The day also included Mass, Holy Hour, Confession and a wonderful talk by Father Barry Stechschulte, who gave us a little insight into the male "wiring" and how to more fully appreciate/understand our husbands. Truly his words about praying for and encouraging our husbands to be the Spiritual Leaders of our families was inspiring.
Oh, and did I mention good eats?! We were treated to wonderful baked goods, and homemade soups. It truly was a "Spa for the Soul" day.