BTR, Josh, Halibut (HALIBUT?!?):
Yeah. Wow. What a weekend. It was definitely a big time of continuing healing for me, too. I want to thank all my small-group members for your willingness to share and to listen, to be present for me; also for allowing me to share and to listen and respond to your many amazing stories of trauma and recovery. Thanks (big heartfelt ones) to you all.
Thank you, Jim & Joanna, for your wisdom and compassion as you led us through those four rather intense sessions. Your feedback was invaluable to me.
Thank you, Dale & Mikele, for your parts in the big-group activities. Shame is something I now know how to bust!
And thank you, Howard, for putting it all together and making it work so amazingly well for everyone. That's no small skill you bring to this, and no small success you achieve every time you do one of these weekends. And thank you, too, for stepping out of your T-role during the shame-busting exercises on Saturday night -- it was fun getting to see you act like a kid just as the rest of the gang was.
And thank you, Suzanne, Teresa, Carolyn, Al: Hope Springs was just too beautiful to put into words, and your caring presence during our journeys was also a big part of the weekend.
PS: I really, really, really needed some bacon Saturday morning to go with those yummy scrambled eggs. Other than that, the meat thing was less of a biggie than I thought it would be.