It was de va ju - the "Second wind at J.H. Ranch" for both Ellen and I with Susan joining me for the couples program at Scott River Lodge. American Airlines once again created all kinds of stress both going and coming (flight cancellations; flight delays; close connections). Even the Hertz rental redirect and drop off at different airports resulted in a driving the Chevy Spark (in fact I think that car is so small you could fit three of them in Susan's Tahoe).
Ellen returns on Saturday - her first flight alone. It will be a Brave Journey for both her and us! It was only a short year ago that Ellen and I did the Father/Daughter camp (A glimpse of Heaven). And yes the J.H. Ranch mantra - I heard and I forgot; I saw and I remembered; I did and I understood; really hit home as all the memories of what Ellen and I experienced flooded back into my heart, soul, and mind. Now those are combined with the experience that Susan and I shared last week.
It was in the very first session that our facilitators Terri and David Sumlin were able to reach me in the objective: the oneness of marriage to help demonstrate and teach the Love of God - both infinite and unconditional. This week was more than a glimpse of Heaven - it explored every sense - seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching.