my kind of counseling

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Date Joined Sep 2003
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   Posted 6/29/2006 12:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I was asked to help out with grief counseling at my son's camp, as a 15-year old camper perished in the flood yesterday morning when her house collapsed.  It was very tragic and a tough time for those that were in her group.  So after talking to the various groups in the camp and telling them what happened, I made myself available.  After a while of being available, I decided to go with the group she had been in to their activities and be around for any difficulties they may have.  Well, we all went rope climbing.  I climbed trees, 40' high with ropes, and crossed on a wire.  We also did something called "zipping".  You fly downhill a long long way on a pully on a wire, essentially, and then it goes uphill a little, so you stop, and then gravity puts you back and forth a little till you stop.  then they come for you with a ladder (and in my case a straightjacket).  It was really neat.  
Who would've thought I was on chemo a year and a half ago.   
They're going to be okay, I may never recover!!!
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius
Don't knock on Death's Door.  Ring the bell and run.  He hates that.


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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 316
   Posted 6/29/2006 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Gosh, Ellen, it sounds like you earned "your keep" today! I did hear about the young lady who was killed in the flood waters of the storms, and it made my heart sad. I'm sure we all are feeling just how lucky we are today, and we're holding tight to our children. Thanks for reminding us that even in the midst of tragedy we must still go on, and it's okay - really, really okay to realize that in the midst of tragedy, the thrill and excitment of life continues and we all MUST grasp it! It's not easy for the survivors of the tragedy you're counseling, but remember, it will take it's toll on you too, so take care, my friend!

The finger of God touches your life when you make a friend.
----Mary Dawson Hughes---

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