As for me, I know of nothing else but miracles. - Walt Whitman

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

He Makes All Things Beautiful

I had an amazing, inspiring time with 450 other adoptive mommas at the Created For Care Retreat this past weekend. 

The retreat was held at the beautiful Legacy Lodge at Lake Lanier, Georgia:

It was so great to be able to meet so many beautiful AGCI (our adoption agency) mommas all in one place: 

My dear friend Ginny and me. Ginny and her husband traveled to Ethiopia with Chris and me on both of our trips.

My sweet friend Mindy and me. Mindy received her referral for a precious baby girl while we were at the retreat!

Tricia, Larisa and me. It was so nice to be able to spend some time with my sister, too, and we had a great trip to Georgia and back. We shed some tears, laughed hysterically, and had a few incidents on the way home that made for a very interesting time! :)

 This sign was posted on one of the trees at the resort, and seemed so fitting after a refreshing and restoring weekend:

Themes at the retreat:

This was waiting for me when I got home late Sunday night. It says, "To mom from Ashton, Jordan and Jalen. Welcome home."

And here is the beautiful video that kicked off the weekend. There might even be some familiar faces in it!

I'm already looking forward to going back to Created For Care again in the future!

Have a great day, everyone!


  1. It was so great to meet you in person! I am glad you had a good time.

  2. SUCH a memorable weekend! It was so fun to meet you in person! Now I'm curious what happened on your trip home! You'll have to e-mail me! :) And what a sweet gesture with the flowers from your boys! Noah picked me a cup of dandelions....yours look a bit prettier! :)

  3. She got her referral THIS weekend???? They should have announced that so we could ALL celebrate together over that! What a great weekend. :)
    from The Sparrow Fund

  4. So glad that you had such a great time, Erica! Sounds like the March retreat was wonderful!!! I would have loved to go back again to get to meet all of ya'll! :)

  5. I can't believe we didn't meet! I'm an AGCI'er too :-) I LOVED celebrating with sweet Mindy!!!!! What an incredible experience! Your photos are beautiful!! They take me right back to that gorgeous, peaceful place. Thanks for sharing!!

  6. What a joy to get to meet you, Erica! I'm so glad that y'all had a fun ride home...I'm sure there are lots of stories for the lots of time y'all had in the car! :)

  7. So cool she received her referral there! I recognize you from the retreat!