Hey ya’ll! A lot has happened in my life recently 🙂
First of all, I found a piece of home in New England. In a place that I never expected 🙂
At the end of June my family went up to help at a camp a couple hours away, getting everything ready for the camping season. Our church here helps out there a lot during the summer.
So I went, expecting it to be the typical Christian camp. My family has never sent any of us to camp before, and I had never really thought about going.
I think I fell in love with it the first day 😉 It was out in the country, had these neat old cabins, was near a lake… And the people there accepted me right away. Everyone were asking me if I was coming to camp that summer. People actually talked to me, which meant the world to me 🙂
One of the boys cabins 🙂
I did a lot of praying and thinking there. One night I went out walking. I looked at the stars (The stars, yesss! It felt so amazing to see the stars again ^_^) and prayed and asked God a lot of questions. Then right before I went back to the cabin I heard the sound of all the counselors singing hymns. It was a magical moment 🙂
It’s hard to explain, but that week made me a better Christian. I had kind of lost my spiritual fire, but it came back strong after that week 🙂
By the time it was time to leave I was determined to ask Mom and Dad if I could go. Boy, was that whole deciding if I could go process a roller coaster 😉
It went something like this:
Maybe, no, maybe, no, yes, maybe, yes 😉
But finally, after all that, I was there. At an official week at camp. I couldn’t believe it 😀
I would tell you everything that happened at camp, but that would probably take about 30,000 words to do 😉
It was so amazing ^_^
We sang a lot of songs, played a lot of games, made friends, had devotionals… So much 🙂 I was in a great cabin and had a great counselor. I felt like I belonged there, no one made me feel like I was out of place.
This was part of the live-action Clue game that we played one night 🙂 This is me and my cabin talking to Reverend Green.
Chapel. It was so amazing to be able to hear all the kids singing every day.
Like I said, it was the closest thing I’ve found to home in New England 🙂 The day I had to leave everyone was asking why I had to leave. No one was very happy with me ;P (I had to leave a day early 🙁 ) I managed somehow to not start crying, surprisingly 😉
It was really good for me. It was very different from anything I had done before. I’m definitely planning on going back next year 😀 In a couple years, when I get old enough, I might think about counseling there 🙂 I think it would a great ministry for me, to be able to teach kids about God and the Bible 🙂
After we got back, my brother Noah and I talked for about three hours about everything that happened at camp 😉 It was a Sunday, and almost everyone was gone, so we started talking and completely lost track of time. That’s how much happened to us at camp 😉
A random thought that may seem completely unconnected but to me it isn’t…
I’m growing up. It’s so weird, but I’m not such a little girl anymore 😛 It won’t be that much longer until I graduate. I’m realizing that more and more… I had a lot of people asking me what I was going to do, where I was going to college… The other kids my age talking about college and careers. But that doesn’t have to be a bad thing 🙂 It’s weird to think about, but it’s going to happen sooner or later, whether I like it or not. All I can do is prepare for it 🙂 It feels real to me now. It never really has before. I know what I want to do now, what I think God is calling me to do. And I’ll just have to wait and see what lies on the road ahead. Whatever happens, God will be with me 🙂
“I’m going on an adventure!”
Bye for now, peeps!