Weekend Retreat for Bereaved Moms

Last October I attended my first group event for bereaved parents.

I really didn’t know what to expect.  Was I going to be overwhelmed with sadness upon seeing so many other brokenhearted parents?  Would I be cornered and forced to share my story with strangers?  Would I come away refreshed or worn out?

What I discovered was that I was surrounded by other people who “got it” and who were not interested in putting any kind of pressure on me to be or say or do anything I didn’t want to.  Sure there were tears, but there was laughter as well. And I was able to hug necks of online friends that have been so very supportive and loving.

It was good.

It was helpful. 

It is something I will do again.  

As a matter of fact, I’ll be doing it again THIS February 23-25th in Amory, Mississippi.

A fellow bereaved mom, Hope Lee, owns and operates a Christian Camp named in honor of her daughter, Abby (Abby’s Acres Christian Camp).  She felt the Lord leading her to organize an intimate weekend getaway for bereaved moms and, after offering it to locals first, has now opened it to the public.

We will have some teaching/sharing/discussion sessions as well as free time and organized crafts.

It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet other moms whose experience may help you in your journey.  It will definitely be a safe space to let your hair down and take your mask off.  

Depending where you are in this journey the thought of a weekend away with other bereaved moms may be either terrifying or exciting.

But may I encourage you-whether terrified or excited-to listen to the Spirit?  If He is pushing you to step out in faith, do it.

I promise you won’t regret it!  

Spaces are limited so call the number today and reserve your spot.

 

heartache healing and hope conference

Address (for navigation purposes):  Abby Acres 50771 Old Hwy 25S Amory, MS 38821

Phone number:  662-574-8445

Author: Melanie

I am a shepherd, wife and mother of four amazing children, three that walk the earth with me and one who lives with Jesus. This is a record of my grief journey and a look into the life I didn't choose. If you are interested in joining a community of bereaved parents leaning on the promises of God in Christ, please like the public Facebook page, "Heartache and Hope: Life After Losing a Child" and join the conversation.

6 thoughts on “Weekend Retreat for Bereaved Moms”

  1. I am a mother in Pennsylvania – do you know of any other of the same type of grief retreats that would be farther north? Thanks

    On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 2:13 AM, thelifeididntchoose wrote:

    > Melanie posted: “Last October I attended my first group event for bereaved > parents. I really didn’t know what to expect. Was I going to be > overwhelmed with sadness upon seeing so many other brokenhearted parents? > Would I be cornered and forced to share my story with st” >

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  2. My husband and I flew to Tennessee to attend a Respite Retreat run by Nancy and David Guthrie shortly after our son died. It was really helpful. Nancy is a great speaker and has written books about grief that have ministered to so many.

    I would love to have a retreat on the west coast or at least nearer to my home in California. If any of you know of this sort of thing, please pass on the information. I am not at the point of organizing such a thing. Maybe I can start a small group for grieving moms someday.

    Thank you, Melanie! I’d love to have you minister to a group in California someday! Jeni

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