2017 Mother’s Retreat a Great Success!

Our 2017 Mother’s Retreat turned out just as we hoped- a wonderful event for mother’s of children with Cystic Fibrosis to bond and reenergize their strength to help their children fight.  Here are some photos and kind words from those who attended:

So the official “We Walk Together,” CF mom retreat started today and WOW…I honestly can’t even try to explain in words how good it feels to relate, be able to listen, feel, and be heard by ears and minds that know and do…in the cf world. !!! I could never explain in words the level of good raw tears that have already been shed here just this evening from the introduction to a moms story, and closing. The last picture ended our evening with the honoring of our families and children with CF, we cried, We laughed and we cried, as we expressed our gratitude and said a few words of what this already means for us all! Mine was about not having the strength for a few days…to break down that wall…free the emotions, the struggles, feel renewed and inspired by each other. Embracing our CF heroes that are here with us sharing their stories of strength, hope, life after transplant etc!!! Wow, this is amazing and it’s just begun. I’m beyond thankful to share in this time with some excellent woman and newfound friendships! – Tonya

 

This weekend was filled with probably the most amazing energy and spiritual strengthening I have ever felt — this all felt through drumming, singing, tears, journaling, jewelry making, listening, stories of grief, stories of blessings, stories of triumph through transplant, friendships, feelings of belonging, acceptance, and the empowerment as we walked together this weekend in one of the most beautiful states ever-I will truly take a part of each of these beautiful mothers with me and keep in my heart always. Truly an experience of a lifetime and every mom/dad of a child with CF or other challenges your family is faced with must attend one retreat in their lifetime! – Courtney

 

Thank you so much for making your CF Mom Retreat so fabulous. Making it possible for each of those moms to come at no cost and to be treated with such care was so wonderful for them (and me too)!. We did it and the healing was tremendous. Those moms will never be the same. They will now go back with more strength and power than they even realized they could have. Now it is up to them to continue to care for themselves and I believe they will make the effort. That can be all the difference in being able to healthfully and successfully cope with the day to day caring for these very special children. I am so glad that you participated Ginny and I hope that healing came your way as well. And you too Laura, your ability to hold the space and guide the retreat was a gift for everyone. Great Success!!!!! – Steph

 

May the healing wave continue to embrace you – Isa

 

How blessed I am to have these women as my teachers. Joy and love at 320 Ranch in Big Sky, Montana at the CF Mother’s Retreat. With Ginny Dieruf and the Cody Dieruf Foundation – Ang

 

Thank you, Ginny, you’re such an inspiration and a guiding light to show all of us that we can do all things even in the weakest moments and you shine through all of us with your love and dedication that was put fourth in making something so special for so many of us. – Krista

 

Words can never express the vibrant energy that filled one room. – Felicia

I was able to feel the energy that emerged out of us & to bring us all joy is something very few get to experience in this thing called life. My experience on the We Walk Together was the most amazing & heartfelt.   Mothers coming together from all walks f life to share one thing in common made this world fell less small wishing the CF community. The enlightenment that it brought to my life is something that I never thought was even possible or the friendships that have been made through supportive eye without judgment. – Patricia

 

I am a mother who is not alone. This retreat has been a turning point in my life. I am coming to have a better grip and more control of me. I need to take care of me so that I can take care of my child. – Lanor

 

Although I never met Cody, I feel as if I felt her presence. I’m more than certain she had a part if bringing us all together. I’m honored and blessed to be apart of such an event. I want every CF mother to have the opportunity to experience what I did. I will be involved any way I can to make this happen. – Elaina

 

It is truly amazing how fast this healing can happen isn’t it? It happened because: As you walked through the tears that came to you. You accepted the CF mom journey on your own journey…..You saw that you need to care for yourself, create community and find meaning in your story. You did this, You opened, You let go, You reached out, You took it in, you appreciated, you knew you needed to do this. And now, there is no turning back, love you all. So impressive!!!! – Robin