"While We're Waiting" Mini-Retreat for Bereaved Moms

In addition to the weekend retreats for couples, we will also be hosting a series of "While We're Waiting" Mini-Retreats for Moms. These will be one-day retreats, held on Saturdays at various times throughout the year.

These retreats will be held at the home of Janice Brown, overlooking beautiful Lake Hamilton 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!

The dates for our upcoming Mini-Retreats in Hot Springs are September 24, 2016, January 28, 2017, and April 8, 2017.  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.

 Mini-Retreat Schedule

9:30 a.m. Welcome and Breakfast

10:00 a.m. "Sharing Our Stories"
We want to give every lady the opportunity to share about their son or daughter who is in Heaven.
You may share as much or as little as you like. No one will be required to share if it is uncomfortable for them.

12:00 p.m. Light Lunch

12:45 p.m. "Sharing Our Stories" (continued)

2:00 p.m. "Issues Grieving Moms Face"
We will spend this time talking about the issues we face every day as grieving Moms.
A variety of topics will be presented, and the group will choose which ones we will discuss.

3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Private massages will be offered to those Moms who want one while we continue to discuss topics.

5:00 p.m. Gourmet Dinner Will Be Served

6:30 p.m. Good-Byes

Testimonials About the "While We're Waiting" Mini-Retreat for Moms:

"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, London, Arkansas, June 2011

"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, Wynne, Arkansas, June 2011

Sharing our stories...

Our chef...

A place setting...

The appetizer...

The salad...

The intermezzo...

The entree...

The decadent dessert...

The view from Janice's deck...