Have you ever wondered what really goes down at Bais Chana’s Getaway for Single Moms? Here’s an inside message from one of the greatest moms ever. She probably had no idea about the hidden camera I keep close by for occasions just like these…. presenting Marcy
BC Blogger: Hi Marcy, I understand you’ve known about Bais Chana for quite a few years and this is your first time here. What in the world took you so long to get here?
Marcy: Honestly, I don’t know how I even got here but it’s not at all what I expected. It’s not some inspirational, motivational rah rah weekend.
BC: Not inspiring?
It’s not like ” You’re so down, here’s a stool to prop you up from below and make you feel better.” It’s like heaven pulling you up to your true self.
The classes don’t speak to us on the practical mundane level. they speak to us on the level of our soul. Shabbos afternoon Rabbi Friedman’s class went on for hours and no one rushed out. There was nowhere anyone would rather be.
BC: What did you hear that was so exciting?
Marcy: This class was about marriage – wow. It was the first time I heard it described that way. Everyone needs to hear these things. The world would be a different place.
BC: Nice. Maybe one day we’ll share some excerpts from that class. Was that the coolest part of the retreat?
Marcy: Actually, the coolest thing is to see the change on people’s faces from the time they arrive. They come in with armor – I’m a single mom, I need to defend my position all the time – and then the camaraderie, the friendship, everyone completely opens up. The change is visible. It’s incredible.
BC: Were you surprised by anything that happened this weekend?
Marcy: Yes. People have a really wrong idea of what happens here. The learning – it’s universal. Everyone needs to know this stuff. The participants share a common experience and that makes me feel so close to each one, but the learning is universal. No one is telling us how to live in this tiny box of our experience. At the end of the day it’s about Jewish women raising children and that is the most important thing.
BC: True that. I feel the same way.
Marcy: I’ve never felt more open. This morning in my prayers I prayed that every woman should feel this way. I know that sometimes people feel stuck, but the more they come and grow, they’ll finally be able to move on.
There it is. You’ve heard it from the mom herself.
Love and Blessings,
<3 the BC Blogger
PS: Some of the evidence heehee –