Caroline Lehman, 2016 Journey Retreat/Weekend participant

Thank you will never be enough. At the point where I needed this retreat the most … you were all there to scoop me up. I will forever be indebted to the MDM and the experience and all of you are engraved on my heart. I know I’ve made some strong connections and I plan to cherish those and never let go. I know now that I will never “get over” my loss, but I find peace now in knowing I am not alone and have a strong support system. Before this weekend… I always thought I was doing something “wrong” and was weak by remaining sad, angry, and hurt. But I have learned that those feelings WILL creep in and there’s nothing we can do about it. It’s about how we lift ourselves up and continue that makes us STRONG. Tears, sadness, and dark days happen. But smiles, happiness about sunny days are bound to follow.