These retreats are held at the While We're Waiting Refuge in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Moms who attend will be treated to a day of pampering, delicious food, and some much-needed fellowship with other bereaved, but believing, Moms. We'll have some fun, too -- receiving private massages and enjoying a 5-course gourmet meal prepared and served by our own chef!
You may register for one of these events by clicking on the "Register for a While We're Waiting Event" tab above. There is no cost for the mini-retreats; however, a love offering will be taken to help defray some of the expenses of hosting these events. Registration is limited to six women, because we want to keep our time together intimate and personal. If we are full when we receive your registration, we will put you on the list for the next one. Preference is also given to moms who have not yet had the opportunity to attend a Mini-Retreat.
We have found so much comfort from drawing near to other women of faith who understand what it is like to lose a child. We believe you will, too. We also believe that life-long friendships will be formed as we support and encourage one another in a way that no one else can.
"I was very apprehensive about attending this retreat in the beginning, mainly because I was unsure about talking about my son and his death with strangers. I could not have been more wrong in my feelings. From the moment I arrived, I felt like family. We were all kindred spirits. We share a common bond and it was the absolute best experience I have had since Matt died. I would highly recommended attending a WWW retreat any chance you get! You will be better for it. I was sad when it was over. It was an unbelievably amazing experience. I loved it so much, my husband and I are attending the WWW couple's retreat in the fall!" --Matt's Mom
"I was a bit apprehensive about the retreat and even felt a bit queasy the morning of the retreat. Thank the Lord I went because I was so blessed. These moms understood. These moms listened well when I shared my story. The pampering was so special too! The day ended too fast but the bond will last forever. I look forward to the While We're Waiting Weekend for Couples in November and my husband is planning on attending the Dad's Retreat in October. May we live the life Christ desires for us while we wait!" -- Zach's Mom
"It was amazing being in the same room with precious Christian moms who love their children and who are so thankful for God's love, mercy, and grace. My heart has been truly blessed and encouraged today. While We're Waiting is a God-given ministry to help parents grieve with HOPE!" ~Austin's Mom