It was an amazing weekend in Bismarck where we got together to learn and share stories with our families of the fallen. Our presenter, Dr. James Coyle was a riveting speaker and his words soothed and touched our hearts. There is still so much to learn about our emotions and how we manage them instead of having them run our lives. We engaged in a project where we took blank tiles and wrote words of description for our feelings and such. After doing that, we put the tiles into a bag and broke them up, symbolically taking control of them. A day later, we took picture frames and put parts of every body's tiles on them so we would all have a share of each other. We had a church service on Sunday and had some great dinners and did a lot of singing.
|Arlen Halverson's sweet ride with all the fallen heroes on the saddle bags|
|The shards of our frustrations|
|Displays of the fallen|
|Craft time. The fragments have put in bags for us to pick.|
|Dr. James Coyle|
|Dr. Coyle's books|
At one point in our day, we visited Bismarck Brewing.They had a nice restaurant and taproom downstairs and the main brewery room upstairs.