Hello all!!! I have returned once again! After a whole week up at Camp…well…I miss Camp. I made a lot of new friends this year that I’m going to keep in touch with over the year and I really miss them. And I miss just being up at camp. Its a really special place where you can really just feel God’s presence and I miss that feeling. Also, a lot of my friends are still up there and will continue to be up there a few more weeks. So that makes me sad. But believe it or not I am actually a very happy kid!
The theme was the Wizard Of Oz and I was on the Munchkin team! Yeah! We ended up getting a close second place. Alright, how do I explain all that happened and not make it freakishly long? We’ll find out. So many people impacted me this week and I want to share a lot of those stories with you. Let’s see, well Wednesday I sprained my ankle playing flicker ball. I had to get X-Rays and I had to be on crutches. That was fun. That day was surprisingly one of my favorite days. During worship that night, I was in so much pain that I literally couldn’t stand; so I kneeled. It was so very humbling. It reminded me of that quote that says “When life brings you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.” I loved that. Because the weight was too much for my small ankle, so I knelt there and I was ok; kneeling was the best position for me. Then, after worship I wanted to walk back to my cabin and be all independent and stuff, but when I tried to get up, I couldn’t. Luckily my friend, Megan, was right there to catch me. My friend, Maddi, was also on my other side supporting me. They were basically carrying me. The walk was so slow and I literally sobbed the entire time. I could hardly thank them for being with me and stopping every ten seconds when I needed a breath. They encouraged me and told me how much they loved me the whole way. Part of the reason I cried so hard was because I was so overwhelmed by how much they cared for me and what they were doing for me. Sure, for them it was just a walk, but to me it was so much more. I was utterly helpless. I wanted to do it on my own so bad but I was physically unable. I was upset with my inability to help myself and I had to let go of my pride and allow someone to help me. That was hard; but again, humbling.
Once we got to the messhall where we had decided we would break to get water, a bunch of the workers happened to be there and they saw me crying on the bench. Megan explained what had happened to my ankle and one of the guys simply said “So, I’m going to pray for you now.” and got on his knees by my ankle and Megan gathered the others and they prayed. You can probably imagine how hard I was crying. But then one of the girl workers from my cabin, Amanda, gave me a hug and all I remember her saying was “I just met you and I already love you to pieces.” Honestly, I have no idea what she said after that because I was so emotional and tired but that meant the world to me and that girl alone made my week.
So that was a pretty emotional night for me. We did a lot of fun stuff throughout the week that I really enjoyed. On Friday night was banquet, which is a fancy meal they have where you (usually) pick a shoe out of a whole row and whoever shoe you pick will be your date. Except for this year. This time the guy picked the girls shoe. So I got to sit with this guy who I had never talked to before and yes I was a bit awkward but it was fun. I was with some friends too so that made it better. Being the geek that I am, I wore my Her Universe Star Wars dress. I got a ton of weird looks from all the girls up there but some of the guys thought it was pretty cool. And I laughed at all the people who didn’t like it. Because seriously, I didn’t wear this dress to impress people. I don’t know why you would think that. I wore that dress because I like Star Wars. Simple as that. If you don’t like it, sorry. Anyways, it was a lot of fun. We also played ultimate frisbee and we did a giant water slide and also beach games. I miss camp a lot but I am glad to be home. Its super late and I still haven’t caught up on sleep yet but I wanted to write that up. I’ll share some more stuff soon. But here are some pictures. I actually didn’t take a lot this year but I hope you like them! How was your week?
So yeah. Amazing week, amazing people, and an even more amazing God