Several months ago, Joel and I were put into contact with RyAnne Carr, a Catholic wife, mom, and Peoria, IL citizen who understands well the pain ofÂ pregnancyÂ loss. She has developed a ministry for othersÂ experiencingÂ a pregnancy or infant loss, and now together with her husband, RyAnne has organized A Mother’s Love Couples RetreatÂ for parents who have experienced a pregnancy, stillbirth, or early infant loss.
It’s a one-day retreat held at St. Philomena Catholic Church in Peoria on July 27, 2013. MoreÂ details and registration info included in the graphic below. Â
For many reading this, getting to Peoria is quite a jog for you. Two thoughts: one, sometimes getting out of your environment, away from the familiar and out of your comfort zone, is just the prescription required to open your heart. And I hear Peoria in July is fabulous. Two, a couple’s retreat is something Joel and I would like to see included in our budding pregnancy loss ministry here in Des Moines. Maybe it’s a ministry that could be implemented in your area, too? We are grateful to RyAnne for planting the seed and willingly sharing information with us. Please keep A Mother’s Love Couples Retreat in mind, and pray for the retreat and its participants. Â