Family Vacation B”H

Benny was challenged and Benny conquered.  Far from the challenges Benny experienced this past year.  Last week, B”H Benny learned to hike up and down mountains. He learned to ride a horse, he learned to drive a boat, maneuver himself around rocks in a river and skim the rocks on the water, and he learned to overcome his fear of heights while riding a cable car (well over 250 feet) above Mammoth Mountain.

B”H we had a wonderful family vacation in Mammoth and Yosemite. No, we were not near the fires, but did see black smoke in the distance.   This was a week of exploring and seeing the wondrous beauties of Hashem.  Throughout the trip, Ari and I couldn’t help but feel so relieved not to have to worry about being in close distance to the hospital, or about carrying for his lines. It was the first trip as a family in 17 months without the stress of cancer B”H Bli Iyn Horah!!!

After many of the fun activities Benny did, he said “aweshom (awesome) with a huge smile on his face!

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As we approach Rosh Hashana in less than two weeks time, we now have two images of Hashem’s greatness. The vast intricacies of the human body which represent the inner beauty of the world, and the magnificent views of the world, which we can see without a microscope.  It was a pleasure to feel the closeness of Hashem thru landscape and nature verses heart palpitating medical procedures.

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I hope to never take another sunrise or sunset for granted.

This past Shabbos we attended a Seudas Hodah for our dear friend, Alti who B”H was miraculously saved (along with all her fellow counselors and campers) a fire that burnt down their bunk house in Camp Simcha last Shabbos.  B”H there were no injuries and only hero’s that came out of this frightening episode. This was a page from a Siddur that was found in the fire. The wording couldn’t be more profound .

 

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The remaining words on the page of a siddur found singed among the ashes of the Camp Simcha bunkhouse that burned to the ground. All escaped unscathed.

Roughly translated:

To the nation of God…
On this day……
As we praised Hashem (The Name, God)…

Hashem will bring you everlasting…
Wonders at night…
Living souls…
Man of God will always see…

May Hashem continue to watch over ourselves and all of our precious children.

 

 

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