Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Hey! What's up?

I have heard the words "lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer"-------where did those people live anyway? We are having the crazy part, that's for sure! The month of June kicked off with a visit from Dave's sister, Sarah Holden , and her two kids. We had a relaxing weekend interspersed with a little Starbucks and shopping. Sarah, thanks for coming!!!
After Sarah left, I hit the books pretty hard. I had three ethics classes to prepare for the teenage girls at youth camp. My theme this year was "What Every Girl Should Know". Each day I covered a different topic: herself, guys, and beauty. I was really uncertain about how it would all go over with the girls. Teenagers can be pretty harsh critics. I ended up with forty girls who were the most attentive and supportive girls I have ever taught. My prayer is that my girls would grow in confidence and grace. I want them to be proud of their purity and treasure their growing-up years.
Youth Camp 2008 is history! What an exihilarating and exhausting week. Victories were won at the altar and lives were changed! God is good.
On Monday, I took Josh and Ben, Lauren and Luke Truitt, Katie Snodgrass, and Bethany Davis to Saint Louis Mills mall. We decided to celebrate Josh's B-Day early since we had extra teenagers in town. They got to ice skate, play Lazer tag, ride NASCAR simulators, do some rock climbing, and eat a lot of good food! I had the privilege of embarassing them a few times and realizing that I am finally middle-aged. Really and truly, they are a terrific bunch of kids!
I know I have written a post of epic proportions. Please have mercy! Until next time, God bless.


Melissa said...

Sounds like you are having a great summer. I am sure you did a wonderful job teaching at Youth Camp, I turned out pretty good didn't I.

Candles said...

Your teaching was great! I finished that book, and wow! I really didn't know much about guys!! LOL!

Rusty said...

What fun you are having! Tell Josh happy birthday. I can't believe he is so old.

Ronda said...

Sounds like you did a great job with your part for the girl's camp...our teenagers need to hear topics that encourage them to be all they should be! Next time we are out that way, we may take you up on your offer to stop by! It is always fun to meet new friends! Sarah says that I would really like you! (smile) Keep enjoying the "busy" days of summer!

LindaJo49 said...

Love your updates. But, please don't call yourself middle-aged! It was just yesterday that your mom and I were teenagers in Milan, Illinois. Sounds like you have a very busy summer! And I'm sure the girls you taught will always remember what you shared and hopefully, it will stay with them for a lifetime!