I’ve been struggling to post about our trip coming to an end because I’m sorta in denial that it is actually over. We met some of the best people over the week.
We got to celebrate Alec’s birthday with him.
We had Italian night which is when we serve a fancy dinner and have the slideshow and talent show. Such a great night.
We had to say our “see you laters” and we all drove home admittedly in a bit of a funk. Jennifer (Alec’s mom) and I texted back and forth most of the ride home. It was just hard to step back into reality. We got back Saturday evening, unpacked, and drove to pick up the boys (& dog) from the Jansen’s and then I was back at work early the next day. Like all was normal – which it wasn’t. It isn’t. I’ll post another time downloading what the week meant to our family and all the ways God showed up.
The Blues ended up winning the Stanley Cup (#blueswinforalec) which was a special birthday present for Alec. I ask you say a special prayer for him because tomorrow (Friday) because he is having lots of scans and tests. Those days are always nerve racking and full of more unknowns and answers.
This sweet family made such an impact on me. We learned that lighthouse is more than a large building. It’s more than a retreat. It’s a verb. It’s a frame of mind. It’s your heart in action. This week we learned how to use lighthouse as a verb!!
And if you were still hoping to give financially to our trip it’s not too late – here is the information to do so. We are only about $900 short of being fully funded which is so close! Thank you for your generosity!!
- Online: https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/LFR2019/AshleyJansen
- Mobile Phone: Text LFR2019456 to 71777
- Mail a check to: Lighthouse Family Retreat, 4470 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Ste. 200, Atlanta, GA 30338. Please make sure you put on the memo line: Ashley Jansen – Retreat #5