I can’t emphasize enough how important these retreats are for children.
I was sitting on the dock of our diocesan camp, the Barbara C Harris Center, when I began feeling uncomfortable.
This summer, I have learned a lot about how to hold contrasting feelings: joy and sadness, excitement and anxiety, even fear and courage.
For a few years after college I was part of a local production of Godspell that toured all over Rhode Island performing the show in various churches and venues.
In the days leading up to the start of school I had several conversations with my son Sam and all of them started the same: “Mom, I’m scared to start first grade.”
I remember that first pick-up — he was sweaty, hoarse, stinky, and did not want to leave.
Say yes like John. Show up like Fran. Be brave. Be bold. Be loved.
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