I recently just got back from being gone 9 days (NINE!). And as you can guess, I was at camp, no not as a camper but as part of the staff. First camp as part of the Core Team and the second one as a TL, both jobs being exciting and fulfilling.
I know I have spoken about Still Water in previous posts, and all of those have been leading up to this one. I made the commitment early on in the year to help out for Rookie Camp, and I have been counting down the days ever since.
Now that's it is here and gone I am at a lost on what to do with my time until school starts. Isn't that sad? But then again, isn't that how most major events work in people's lives. There is so much hype leading up to the big event then said event comes and goes, and it's like what happened?
I was lucky to go to one camp in my childhood, a Young Life camp, and I loved it, but that was the only one I ever participated in and I feel like I didn't get to fully experience what most kids got to. My heart has always been with kids, my faith and traveling, (and of course photography and writing) so getting to get out of Corpus for a little bit while getting to hang with little ones sounded like the perfect gig.
And it was!
I got to mix being somewhere that wasn't Corpus, hanging out with little kids AND growing more in my faith in one sitting! I don't know how much better it could get. Plus I got to kick around a soccer ball which I have missed immensely. This summer was a struggle for numerous reasons but this trip had me feeling blessed for the lives that I, hopefully, touched, and for the people who have touched mine, everyone from the people I became friends with to the little kids who taught me it's okay to take naps during the day and to always appreciate the small things.
I want to say a HUGE thank you to Still Water for letting me apart of this amazing journey and I cannot wait until next year!
Until next time lovelies,
Photo credit to Still Water
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