The Special Love Parents Getaway Weekend held in Winchester, VA, is a wonderful time to bond with other parents dealing with similar issues of childhood cancer. It's a tight knit community of amazing support for many issues faced by cancer warriors and their siblings, and I am grateful beyond words to this local organization that helps so many families fight this battle.
Our planning committee arrives on Friday evening with a dinner at Piccadilly's (yummy cat fish), then prep the gift bags and go over some details of the weekend activities. Our gracious hosts, The George Washington Inn, goes out of their way to cater to the couples and caregivers who come to this weekend for some respite and pampering. So indeed, a big shout of Thanks to all our volunteers who donated their time and talents (yoga and Pilates instructors, massage therapists, and make up artists), and especially Danielle Eichner, Art Therapist/Counselor, who conducted our morning program of making collages on the theme our "experience" of dealing with childhood cancer. No two alike, of course.
BSoleille! The bright side of refreshed...renewed...inspired