Monday, November 16, 2009

A Weekend to Remember

This past weekend, Rod & I took advantage of my mom's Christmas gift to us (from last year). She had given us a gift certificate for a FamilyLife Weekend to Remember marriage conference. She also paid for our hotel. (If you should ever attend a conference, it works best staying at the hotel as well.) In addition to both of these, she came to our house and stayed with the girls and took care of the dog. One of the best gifts we have ever received, hands down.

We took advantage of our time together and left Friday morning. The conference was in Arlington Heights, so we spent Friday shopping at Woodfield mall. For dinner we went to The Cheesecake Factory, of course. Friday night was the beginning of the conference. Saturday and Sunday morning we were treated to a complimentary breakfast buffet at the hotel (delicious too). The Sheraton also provided complimentary coffee, tea, water & pop for the breaks during the conference. We both agree it was the best marriage conference we've attended so far. (This is our third or fourth FamilyLife Weekend to Remember). Saturday night was left free for a required date night with your spouse and the conference ended Sunday around noon.

It's amazing how getting away from all the day-to-day responsibilities can allow you to focus on your marriage and think, in general. We both walked away with so much we want to apply to make our marriage thrive.

Thank you, Lord, for a weekend away from responsibilities which allowed Rod and I to reexamine our marriage. Help our marriage grow to be that reflection of our relationship with you which you desire. And thanks, Mom, for such a thoughtful and generous gift!

1 comment:

  1. It sounds awesome! We will have to check it out.