Next Meeting June 9th

What a great thing to get to this part of the year!  The birds are singing, the sun is shining, flowers are blooming, and our children are passing through important, end-of-year milestones.  And we, the women who are part of Mom’s Morning Retreat, are reaching our own special graduation point.  Together, we’ve studied the various components of discovering joy for 8 months!  That is an uncommon kind of benchmark.  Hopefully it is one that will give you strength and levity when you need it over the Summer.  Luckily, we all get to look forward to reconvening next Fall when the school season starts. 

The community that we have created this year is real.  You can reach out and touch it.  Do it.  Need a friend?  Call a Mom’s Morning Retreat sister.  Use your directory this Summer.  If you are coming to this last meeting, be brave and ask people you’d like to get to know better to meet you for a playdate sometime.  Get numbers, give hugs, and know that you are networking with a wise, warm, and supportive group of women.  There is no time like the present to grab the next rung.  Oh, one more thing- be prepared to eat at the meeting.  The steering committee will be providing a yummy spread to feast on!  See you there.


This last meeting the children will be engaged in both indoor and outdoor activities.  Make sure to dress them appropriately for the weather.


Looking for some Summer reading?  The following is a list of the books that Bev has drawn from this year in preparation for our meetings:

Awakening Joy     by James Baraz
Waking Up to This Day     by Paula D’Arcy
Five Things We Cannot Change     by David Richo
The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness and Peace     by Jack Kornfield
Attitudes of Gratitude     by M.J. Ryan
Poetry read from:
Mary Oliver

What Are You Doing With Your One Wild and Precious Life?

What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.  -Gertrude Jekyll
I get by with a little help from my friends.  -John Lennon
We only part to meet again.  -John Gay