We just spent a fantastic weekend at a special family camp. We saw many old friends and made some new ones too. The ministry that sponsors the camp does an incredible job making our children feel special and loved. They keep us very busy with activities for the kids in their own age groups as well family activities.
One of the things I particularly love about camp is the amazing love we all share for one another, regardless of differences in race, culture, or life circumstance. Each year there is a touching Talent Show and kids get up to share whatever they like. This year the acts were diverse and ranged from a knock-knock joke and hip hop dancing, to a classical piano duet. Some of the young people come from very hard circumstances and are most likely not very well accepted by their peers, but at camp, they are loved. Standing ovations and affirmation are the norm for one weekend a year.
The downside to camp is that we got home late last night and had to jump into the day without pausing this morning. I am unpacking and pulling the house together while the kids work on school, but this evening we’ll all work together to finish the job. This morning we woke Dimples twenty minutes before she needed to leave for school. She’ll be home soon and I’m a little anxious to hear how her day went. An early bedtime for all is the plan.
Rusty and Boo came home with fevers and sore throats, so they are resting on the sofa together. I’m hoping for quick recoveries.
With camp behind us, summer is officially over and I hope to settle into our school routine. I will still be traveling to Seattle every other week for Dimples’ appointments, but even that should be manageable once we are in the flow of our school year.
I hope to get back to some regular blogging soon too!
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