From a Mikveh Guide after facilitating her first immersion:
As the immersee was gathering her things to leave the mikveh after her immersion, she said to me [her mikveh guide], “you really did a mitzvah today.” As an observant woman who has been immersing monthly for 16 years, I always think of the act of immersing for niddah [women’s monthly immersion] as a mitzvah. I never realized that the experience of witnessing was also a mitzvah. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to discover this.
From an immersee:
I left home this morning with no expectations other than to have a new experience… My mikveh guide was warm and caring, and seemed generally appreciative of being there and helping me. She helped me feel safe and ready for my healing to begin… This was an experience that will stay with me forever. Thank you from the bottom of my heart…