Lissa's Legacy

Lissa’s Legacy

Delissa Gardner Blair, known as Lissa to those who loved her, was a loyal wife, dedicated mother & sister, trusted friend, and staunch supporter of mental health issues. The world lost a beautiful soul on October 8, 2016 when her combat veteran husband took her life. Delissa was the best friend of Executive Director Cristi Rose and beloved sister of Rasha Gardner; together they started the program in her name in Spring of 2017.

Our Mission:

We provide wives of military and first responders (active duty, reserve & veteran) with education, fellowship with like-minded women, and resources to support their husbands, while ensuring the well-being of themselves and their children. Our services are available to wives across the nation and around the world.

Elements include:

  • Retreats

  • Horse Groups

  • Online Bible Studies

  • Quarterly Coffee, Chat & Learn

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Retreat Programs

Our retreats are small by design to allow for individual attention and a chance to bond with other attendees. The three-day getaways are held in the pines of Prescott, Arizona and by the beach in Southern California. Retreats are all-inclusive so all you have to do is show up!

Wives retreat

Altogether Beautiful Wives’ Retreats

Altogether Beautiful wives’ retreats give wives a chance to meet and bond with other women married to men with “warrior hearts.” The weekend includes a husband’s panel, time with our horses, introduction to a variety of resources, and other fun, relaxing activities. It is meant to be a safe, comfortable atmosphere and a time to get away from the daily stresses of life.

Becoming Beautiful

Altogether Beautiful Annual Conference

Our Altogether Beautiful conference is held annually in Prescott, Arizona. The Christian based conference is open to wives, mothers and daughters of military and first responders. The two day event features dynamic speakers from the Christian and warrior front, live worship band, activities to get your creative juices flowing, and unique opportunities to connect with like-minded women.

Mariage Retreat

Beautiful Resilience Marriage Retreats

Beautiful Resilience marriage retreats are designed specifically for military and first responder couples. The weekend includes “Right Thinking for Your Marriage” curriculum, time with the horses, and fun activities to enrich and strengthen your marriage. We’ll help you better understand how to relate to your spouse, have effective communication, and remember why you fell in love in the first place. It is a relaxed, safe environment where the two of you can get much needed time together.

In addition to classroom work, guests spend time with the horses and participate in fun, relaxing activities like painting and chocolate making. The number of retreats held per year varies based on demand.

Upcoming Events and Retreats

Horse Group


Coming in 2021! Similar to the Mustang to Wrangler program but in a group setting.

Online Programs

Using an online platform allows us to serve women from all over the nation. This is important particularly for wives of active duty military who typically re-locate every 2 – 4 years. It allows them to have a support group that travels with them wherever they go.

Weekly Bible Study

The study is chosen by the women who participate. Most studies run six weeks; women can join at any time.

Quarterly Coffee, Chat & Learn

This is an opportunity for the women to hear from experts on a variety of subjects and connect with other wives. We’ll tackle the tough subjects like suicide prevention and understanding traumatic brain injury, and hit on fun topics like crafting with your kids, finding time for self-care, and creative date nights. There will also be time for games and fellowship with other attendees.

Social Media

We have a private Facebook group to provide resources, connection and information on upcoming events for those who subscribe.

Follow us on our public Facebook and Instagram pages for the most up to date info.

Upcoming Events