Good Morning Ladies and Gentlement, Counsellors, Sisters and Brothers, my Heavenly Father, God.
Welcome to our Marble Day. I am honoured to share our experience. What an amazing journey on the Red Road with my new found family of 29 sisters and brothers. My sisters and brothers loved me until I could love myself. We each cradled each other as we shared our experiences, strength and hope. Round Lake blessed us with the tools to live in the day. Our road led us to our sobriety and our true gifts; ourselves. I love myself today.
All the staff and counsellors made this place a home. A special meal, a shoulder to cry on, a true soft touch, or just a whisper that “you will be okay.” Our home. A big thank you to staff.
The true gift I will always keep in my heart, along with little Tracy, is the balance of the medicine wheel. North for reaching to my culture. South to let go, West to grieve, East to love myself. In the medicine wheel, I find the balance to trudge the Red Road.
As we merge back into society, I wish all the best to my sisters and brothesr. Also on that note, my brothers and sisters, enjoy your cell phones, gum and TV but remember everything in moderation.
Welcome to our marble day. It’s a big day for my brothers and sisters. And even better it’s my late Mom’s birthday today. I’m so grateful that I know my Mom is watching over me with a smile.
I am also so grateful and thankful for Round Lake for accepting me on my journey to the Red Road. It’s a success for me and I thank God for giving me a second chance in life. I’m so thankful for my counsellor knowing that I needed help. I will honestly use the tools that were given to me. I also thank all the other counsellors for their sessions; so valuable to me. I have learned to love myself, respect boundaries and let go.
I also thank the Client Support Workers and the cooks. The cooks knew what I liked and didn’t like. The cooks are awesome. We go home with much more than when we came.
And the most important of all, I’d like to thank my brothers and sisters. We cried and laughed together as we shared our stories. It was fun playing games. It felt like I was a kid again. And I can play some of these games now with my grand children.
I can’t wait to get home and watch my soaps (just kidding)
Love you guys and gals @ Round Lake. New life, here I come!
A wonderful personal learning.
Hell, Yes! Very powerful. Very impacting!!
Invaluable as an individual and as a professional.
It has brought me major breakthroughs in why my life has been the way it was. My life is changed forever for the better 🙂
I feel relieved, revitalized with hope, inspiration for a new beginning!
The environment and staff are amazing.
You bet!! My whole community if possible. My family. Friends. Current colleagues.