Today, the last of the 2013 season, was another overflow of emotion. We call it Thank You Thursday.
There were formal notes written to friends and staff members at the Appreciation Station, and meaningful mentions heard now and then. As you know, a sincere thank you is cherished forever.
Tonight’s Final Banquet is the night to remember, with a fabulous dinner, speeches, awards and our beloved “Retrospect”. It’s a tremendous show celebrating the summer, presented on a theatre-sized screen. Produced by our alum and “guardian angel”, Bruce Fink, the photo and video spectacular makes us laugh, cry and appreciate every Skylemar moment. Many thanks to our video wiz Kaz, and photographers Leslie, Shannon and John. To Bruce: our gratitude goes beyond the setting sun.
Most importantly, thank you to our Skylemar parents. It is you who has shared with us the greatest gift of all, your amazing son. Thank you for entrusting us with your most precious possession.
Tomorrow we return him to your loving arms, wishing him a winter world of happiness. Take good care of him for us!
P.S. This photo, taken from the Bunkline, inspires us to share the Apache blessing recited at the close of each Spirit Night:
“May the sun bring you new energy by day; may the moon softly restore you by night. May the rain wash away your worries. May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty, all the days of your life.”