What an amazing weekend shared with the most phenomenal women! This year’s annual ForMomsOnly retreat was held in the vibrant city of Nashville, TN, with the Gaylord Opryland Resort as our home base for the weekend.
As moms, husbands, and friends began arriving on Thursday, the excitement level kept rising until I thought I just might burst before getting those all important and special first hugs. Truly one of the most precious moments each year.
During our meet ‘n greet on Friday night we welcomed three first time attendees and were introduced to our guest speaker, Teri Pugh. We had lots of fun in our cowgirl duds catching up with each other and getting to know the new moms while feasting on a scrumptious buffet of culinary delights.
Saturday morning, we met in a beautiful banquet space where our guest speaker shared her heart while teaching us the importance of self-care. She was insightful, eloquent, funny and REAL, and each of us left that space SEEing things a little more clearly and/or with new courage to continue our journeys.
Saturday afternoon our precious Lynette22 gifted us once again with beautiful butterflies which we released in one of the gardens of the Gaylord Resort. Simply put, it was magical!! And this was a first-time experience for several of the moms which made it even more special. THANK YOU LYNETTE, JIMMY AND MATTHEW!
On Sunday many of us ventured out to The General Jackson Showboat for “Sunday in the South” where we enjoyed a brilliant and entertaining musical show while dining on fried chicken and all the fixin’s; a Southern Sunday traditional meal!
Goodbye hugs, tears and smiles were exchanged on Sunday and Monday as we all prepared to head home. As always, it’s hard saying goodbye after sharing these sacred days with those who KNOW our hearts and live our pain with us so intimately.
So, if you haven’t yet made it to one of our FMO retreats, let me encourage you to join us next year in Texas! It will be an experience of LOVE unlike any other!!
Until next year!