Thursday, July 26, 2012
This weekend is our (second annual) widowed retreat. I am so very excited - I began to dream the grief project in 2005 - and here we are. This year the retreat has 3 times the participants of last year. Rooted in participation and reaching out to those who in need - we are here to stand witness, to be a companion, to be there for those who are taking that devastating journey of loss and transformation.
So, my car is packed - the workshop presenters are ready - we have lots of gifts and surprises. The gift in the grief project is my consulting group (*and the generosity and support of my business partner) funds the organization - that means the entire weekend costs $200. We also hold one-day Gatherings several times a year - they are free. My heart is so happy that we can welcome those in need and by that I mean heart and soul need without thought to money. Of course, we are growing and so my next job is to begin to raise funds to make TGP sustainable over the long haul.
No mind for the future right now -- we are off to laugh, hug, cry, learn, be, eat, and be happy to be in a big group that 'gets it" - Yay!!!!!