i can’t really describe how excited i am for this week. not because it’s the last week of camp, not because there are certain activities i get to do this week. i’m just excited. which is in and of itself encouraging. i feel like this week, even if i have totally annoying kids and am sicker than i’ve been the past two weeks, is going to be awesome. i am so ready to just give my all to these kids and make this week the best yet.
it’s really a blessing from God, these feelings, because last week was a tough one. the kids were fun, but they had a very difficult time listening, and when one didn’t listen, the entire group would follow suit. i was totally sick with a chest cough and nose and chest congestion (which is still in full bloom), which made it tough to concentrate on the kids. these symptoms in particular also made me loose my voice, and so i can’t really talk loud (so i can’t get the kids attention… yay) and i also can’t sing, which for me is a real bummer. i sing when i get frustrated and tired and sad and happy and every other time, so it feels like i’m not myself right now. it was really tough. last week gus also had his laptop stolen, and so he was stressed about that (they’re making progress but right now it’s still missing). it wasn’t like my worst week ever, but it was definitely challenging.
which is why i’m so thankful to the Lord that he’s giving me excitement for this final week.
how is it possible that the summer is almost over? has it really been almost eleven weeks?
final week. bring it on.
Lord, may You be brought glory.