Monday, July 2, 2012

and it goes on...

 I've been a little absent, but for entirely good reasons.
I wish that I could put every single thing that has happened this summer in every bit of its ever-loving detailed glory...
but I'll spare you of that. 
I'll just go over the things that are of a need to know basis.

#1: I have the best job in the world. For those of you who haven't seen my Facebook, I'm a EFY counselor for the summer and it's the best thing that has ever happened to me. It is easily one of the best things I will do in my life. I get to hang out with youth, have spiritual experiences, and get paid for it. Most of the time it seems unreal and unfair that I get to have these experiences just because they are so good. 
Of course, life is a little crazy when you work 19 hour days, take care of teenagers all day, and don't get a lot of sleep but the pay-offs of the kids and the friendships I've made with other counselors make it all worth it. Even when I feel like I'm going to die from a sufficient lack of sleep, I find more than enough to kneel down every night and pour my heart out in gratitude. It hasn't always been peachy, I've had rough times with tough kids who don't want to be there, kids who get sick/pass out, kids who have hard trials in their lives, but it always works out. So far, I've worked personally with 112 kids this summer. 
I didn't know my heart could hold so much love every single week.