Thursday, November 13, 2008

(Friday) "PEEK-A-BOO! "



Oh, you must mean that kind and gracious and patient, prayerful and spiritual, loving and forgiving, flexible and accommodating, young and beautiful girl, right?


Is it possible - oh, it couldn't be - that you mean the one who wants her own way, makes plans in her mind that she assumes others (hubby?) will automatically intuit and then has hurt feelings when it doesn't go the way she wrote the mental script, still struggles with feelings of inferiority at times (feeling less than and not good enough), and who isn't wild about how she looks as she ages?


Is it possible that the real Prayer Girl is a little bit of one and a little bit of the other?


(Well, thank God I'm willing to look at myself, tell on myself, learn from what I see, and even laugh at myself.)

Now that we've had such fun playing that game, I have something to tell you. I'll be away at an 11th Step Retreat at a Catholic Diocesan Retreat Center about 2 hours from here. I've been to this particular retreat 3 times before and find it so spiritual, calming, peaceful, and fulfilling.

I am going with another AA girlfriend. We went together to the last retreat. It is always such a blessing for me and the others who come. It is a beautiful setting on the Myakka River, trees, lots of Spanish moss, birds, some wildlife, no TV, no cable, no internet, no phone, lots of quiet, just getting away with God. Every time I have gone to this retreat, God has shown me something special either while I am there or shortly thereafter. I just can't wait to see what He has for me this time.

I'll be "off blog" till Sunday when I return. I'll be leaving Friday afternoon. Have a great weekend.

Love you all. Prayers,

Prayer Girl


big Jenn said...

I can relate to the "age, looks" thing big time today. Things have really gone south for me in that department in the last two years. I was crying about it unexpectedly today.
I'll miss your comments I so look foward to them. jeNN

Cat said...

Travel safe and have a rewarding time!


Shadow said...

aaaah, peek-a-boo, aren't we all a little bit of everything. i like that.

Gabriella Moonlight said...

Have a great time at your retreat, I've attended a few of those myself and always come back refreshed and with new insights. Enjoy and be safe!

I think that we are both and then you can even add some others in there for me too!



AlkySeltzer said...

Prayer Girl wrote: "I'll be "off blog" till Sunday when I return. I'll be leaving Friday afternoon."

Gosh! Does that mean I get to eat peanut butter and graham crackers for breakfast, dinner, and supper? Wow, I haven't had it so good since my Mother went away to give birth to my sister!

All I have to buy is the peanut butter, some crackers, and milk--and we're in business.

Maybe I should practice the choco-chipo cookies 'whilst' you're gone...

Anonymous said...

That sounds really nice. My dad's ex-girlfriend goes to alot of retreats. She loves them.

Is a massage included? ;o)

pat said...

Have a wonderful time.

Just Another Sober Guy said...

I hope you had a fantastic spiritual weekend! I am due for one of those myself, very soon!