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Since January 1, 2012, my goal is to write a daily sentence or two (or paragraph or two) about gratitude of the day and to include one photo (at least) that I took that day (but will add others from time to time). It has definitely been a challenge most days throughout the past eight years, and welcomed the challenge again this year - 2020 - Covid and all. I hope you will continue the ride with me!

Friday, November 22, 2019

Special Love's Parents Getaway Weekend

One of my favorite events of the year is Special Love's Parent Getaway weekend, a respite for parents that are in the good fight with a child fighting some type of childhood cancer. Our kick off is always a delight when the parent committee meets at the George Washington Hotel in Winchester, VA, and then heads to dinner at the Piccadilly Restaurant down the street to "strategize" our weekend activities (they are all done and ready to go!) We come from all over the Metropolitan DC area, so we don't see each other enough with, thankfully, busy and full lives now that our kids are older and doing well...except those parents that are bereaved, though still busy and lead busy lives too.

This group of folks have been the nucleus for helping one another back in the day, and we continue to provide help, hope and inspiration to the parents that are currently in the throws of their child's treatment, especially through this awesome bonding weekend.

BSoleille! We are all looking forward to another great weekend in Winchester, Virginia!


Dinner at the Piccadilly: L-R: Sharon Johnsen; Joe and Maureen Lilly; Shari and Andy Fisher; Tom and Marilyn Eichner, Terri and Bill Tomoff and Lee Johnsen.

Lee and Sharon filling the goodie bags for our parents

Yep, just about filled!

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