Moms Retreat at Meadowkirk

A couple of weekends ago, we invited 20 Jill’s House moms away for a “Moms Retreat.” At no cost to them, we took them to a lovely retreat center in horse country here in Virginia (, pampered them in many ways, gave them plenty of time to relax and enjoy one another’s company, and—most importantly—invited a Christian counselor to facilitate several sessions with them and share the love of God in Jesus Christ with them. These moms were from various faith backgrounds or none at all, and our hope is that God would use the weekend to draw them all closer to Himself.

Here’s what one of our moms wrote about the weekend:

“I think I forget how much I need to be with other moms of children with special needs to experience a sense of belonging. I don’t feel that very often, and this weekend reminded me of how good it feels to be known and understood. I came away feeling so thankful that through my son’s life, God has given me the opportunity to meet each mom who attended this weekend.”

Thank you for helping make experiences like this possible for our Jill’s House families. You are playing a unique and indispensable role in their lives, creating one of the only spaces where they feel “known and understood.”