Tuesday, June 15, 2010

No blogging allowed

So that isn't entirely true, but lately life has just taken precedence. I haven't really made time to sit down and blog. But I'm hoping to get back into the swing of things starting with this post. We'll see how it goes. Maybe I'll actually post everyday until I get caught up.

For now a little note about camp will have to do.

I was blessed to be able to go to my church's girl's camp all last week. I have the best family ever and my mom and mother in law (mostly Jackie) volunteered to watch my kiddos while James was at work.

Camp is an interesting phenomenon. I didn't really like camp as a youth. I came from a very small ward and was always a bit lonely at camp. No one else was my age so during many of the activities I was with girls I didn't know. On top of that I was super shy when I was younger. But as an adult I have come to LOVE girls camp. Trust me I'm still not that into camping or the great outdoors, but there is just a special energy there that I don't find anywhere else.

It is a time to be away from the world. To feel the Spirit of the Lord and be able to reconnect with yourself. I see these girls (ages 12-18). And they are amazing! They have so many challenges yet they have such strong testimonies of their Savior. They know that they are loved and that they are daughters of a Heavenly Father.

It has inspired me and rejuvenated me to be better. A better wife, mother, daughter, etc. I am thankful for the chance I had to serve. To be able to stop focusing on myself and my worries, and truly see all my blessings.

As much as I joke that I went to camp because I was friends with the camp director, I truly know that it was just what I needed at this time in my life.


KC Mom said...

I felt the same way about camp as a youth. It was pretty lonely.
As an adult I like going for the benefit of the girls. It is a lot of work so it's hard for me to feel the Spirit all the time but because of the hard work, they get to feel the Spirit and that is a huge pay off.

Shauna said...

I had fun just being there for an evening:)

AngelaMuir said...

i'm so glad you were there :)