this morning i feel as if i can begin to relax and enjoy the rest of our summer. my sister left to go back to tulsa and my girls, olivia and rachel, just got back from church camp. they had a great time. i asked them a lot of questions about how it went. the most amazing thing to them was the services in the evening. rachel told me that she loved being part of a large group of teenagers who were taking part in worship and going to the altars asking God to give them the strength to live for Him in the midst of a dark and evil world. it was so good for me to hear that because, in public school, i know they sometimes feel as if they live differently than every other person in the world and that no one else but them wants to be a Christian. being able to see that there are others, their age, that desire the things of God helps them so much. i love it that they are able to experience the touch of God with their peers. i know it will have a long lasting effect on them. God is good!
camp is over now and josiah only has one more week of baseball, then the rest of our summer can be more relaxing and laid back like summers are supposed to be. i am excited to just be with my family and do whatever we want, with no plans. spontaneity sounds really good about now. we have four weeks to enjoy until school starts in august. it feels like we are going down a steep slide. but, i am putting my feet on the sides of it to keep us from going down so quickly. i can't make us stop forever but we can slowly enjoy the remainder of the ride. i want us to enjoy every minute of what we have left at a little slower pace!
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