by Lori Kramer, Office Manager
Today in the office, I made a bold move. I picked up the 50 lb container of ice melt (which only had about 20 lbs left fortunately, or I wouldn’t have been picking it up at all) and moved it to the basement. Seeing as the other day it was in the 70’s and my six-year-old daughter insisted she needed to run around the yard without a shirt after school, I am truly hoping that the dark winter days are behind us and we can move forward into the rainy spring days. My fear of course, is in putting the ice melt away. I don’t have the best of luck with these things… I won’t say it but it’s like taking that snow brush out of the car.
My younger daughter went to school on a farm last year, two mornings a week, all outdoors, watching the beautiful rhythm of the seasons change. Spring brought renewal in the trees, the flowers, and the mama animals giving birth to their babies. Last spring, there was an especially adorable group of piglets we wanted to bring home but practicality brought us to our senses before we stuck one under our coats.
One of the things that most inspires me about the comments our guests share in our guest book are the ones that talk about feeling renewed by our mayyim hayyim, living waters. “It was a beautiful experience. The magical power of water, the loving witnesses, the sense of holiness and renewal. Thank you all for this memorable experience.” As the rain falls this spring to renew the trees and the flowers, we will be collecting it for our guests, for their own renewal.
Lori Kramer comes to Mayyim Hayyim from an extensive background in non-profit administration. She previously worked at JCC of Greater Boston and JCC Camp Kingswood. She lives in Woonsocket, RI with her four kids and her husband.