As an affiliate
of the Mennonite
Church, the Guest House contains no radios or televisions.
However, other creature comforts such as telephones, microwaves,
and a washer and dryer are available. Not being bombarded by mass
media was peaceful.
helped us through the rough times. When Tom had his eye removed,
they sat with me in the waiting room. Each night they'd make sure
I returned safely from the hospital. They visited Tom in intensive
care. They took telephone messages for us. Several have become
became a support group. We all had suffering of some sort in common.
That tie enabled us to share our cares and concerns without feeling
self-conscious. We laughed and cried together. This healthy camaraderie
uplifted our spirits and helped us cope.
We have stayed
at the Guest House on subsequent visits. Each time, we have met
individuals who have touched and enriched our lives.