QUOTES FROM PARTICIPANTS WHO WERE RELUCTANT TO COME TO RESPITE RETREAT:
French and Lauren Forbes, Alabama
"Soon after our daughter passed from this life we were given one of Nancy's books and quickly identified with loss of another through their great losses. After doing some research we came across the opportunity to come before others that were also members of this club no one wanted to join that was taking place outside of Nashville. It was easier to first sign up but harder to make that turn out of the city. We were so tempted to continue driving north but felt obligated to make our commitment. I cannot believe that we almost missed being there for the respite gathering, it was truly the beginning of healing for us to be around David and Nancy and all the others who shared our losses."