In October 2012, a dream was realized for two dynamic ovarian cancer survivors: Anne Tonachel and Robin Bray. Their dream was to provide a restorative retreat for other ovarian cancer survivors in the northeast. When the amazing Kennedy family of Camp Kieve and The Kennedy Learning Center provided the retreat space (in honor of a family member with ovarian cancer), this restorative retreat was born.
Today those of us who could met at Anne & Dick's in Cambridge to say farewell to our dear friend, Batoul who will be returning to Kuwait with her family at the end of August. What can I say except that all of us at TTT will miss Batoul's infectious smile, wonderful sense of humor, the enthusiasm she brings to TTT and to everything she does! Oh and did I mention her fabulous cooking skills and generosity?
Anne as always provided wonderful hospitality by hosting all of us for a terrific pot luck. Dick worked quietly behind the scenes along with Eva, also helped to ensure that everything went smoothly.
Kathy & Bill came down from ME along with Donna and Deirdre. Marilyn & Cathy drove in from VT and many of our MA contingent also came: Diane, Eva, Peggy, Sue, Paul, Kim, Christine, Debra, Eric, Susan & John, Patti, Devorah & Margaret. It was a great send-off
The food was fabulous (of course) and it was wonderful to catch up with everyone.
Batoul, Mohammad, Abbas and Noah will be returning to Kuwait in August and Batoul will be resuming her full load of teaching come the fall semester. We of course, wish her and her wonderful family all the best and look forward to her visits back here. We love you Batoul!!!