My Adventure and Getaway at the Homestead in the Northwest

July 16, 2016

This weekend I had the wonderful privilege of attending a retreat with my church at a beautiful homestead here in Washington State.  And, of course one of the main things to prepare in getting ready to go is the food due to my Celiac disease.  I always have to keep my eye on the ball, so to speak.   I know I say that a lot in my blogging, but it’s a reminder to me.  Anyway,  this time, I sensed God’s intervention.  It was different than my usual time away somewhere.   As  I was talking with the kitchen crew (one woman in particular), she immediately put me at ease about her knowledge of Celiac disease and what she knew about how to prepare the food separately at each meal to ensure avoidance of cross contamination.  So, she did just that, and it was amazing!  For the first time in 20 years, I was able to attend a retreat and didn’t have to bring any food, beverages, or snacks.  It was so freeing!  No dishes and no cooking from scratch–just an enjoyable time of relaxation and spiritual refreshment.  And most important, no stomach issues.  I just concentrated on having a wonderful time!

There was so much food; thank you, Homestead Retreat, for a wonderful time and food experience.  I actually had time to focus on other things.  A big thank you Lorie Evers for making this all possible and for being such a blessing to us all!  It was such a nice time with some wonderful people!  And, of course thanks to you, my husband Cy, for driving me.  A special thank you to the seven ladies who chased after my dog, Abbi, when she got loose chasing all the wildlife around and swimming after the frogs in the pond.  I guess Abbi was enjoying the retreat too!   Now, on to the next adventure!

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