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This blog started out with "about me" in the title. My whole life has been "about me". I hope that the entries that I make will be about the Spirit and how He has changed my life because it has always been about Him and how He works through us.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Grief Retreat

This past Saturday I volunteered to help at a grief retreat which was held at St. Marys Church in Willmar. It was held for children from kidnergarten through the six grade that had lost relatives during the past year. It was a wonderful weekend. Just one example: As the day was starting a young lady who was a volunteer was asked if she would like to share her story as to why she became a volunteer (this was after we were all paired off with one volunteer per child). She said that when she was eight years old her dad died and she went to a grief retreat which really helped her in her grieving process. She decided then that when she grew up she was going to volunteer. As she was finishing her story and went to sit down, the little girl that she had been paired off with grabbed and hugged her to console her! What was that short Prayer of St. Francis? "Let me be an instument of Your peace and to console then be consoled" (something like that).

4 comments:

My Lifesong said...

What a great day for you. Isn't it amazing how doing such small things for others can make such a difference in their,and your lives? And how what we do, comes back to you a hundred fold?

The Spirit said...

If that is true Babe, then you are the richest woman on Earth!

Lorrie said...

That's great you were able to volunteer! I agree with what Mom said and helping others makes a person feel so good and rewarded!

The Daily Rhythm said...

what a sweet little girl. Strength can definitely be gotten through the help of others, and it sounds like this girl got a lot out of the retreat. She'll probably be a volunteer herself one day....