"I'm something that sits in your house... <a7 year old stands with her left arm straight out and the other arm moving in a circular, jerky motion>... starts with a "c" and ends in "lock"... YOU SHOULD KNOW THIS!!"
Today I had the distinct pleasure of playing charades with one of the funniest kids I've ever met. I'm not so sure she means to be funny... it just comes naturally to her. It's like watching Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory... only she isn't dorky, she wears huge pink bows in her hair, and she's 7. Ironically, as a teacher, I've always found that I loved teaching 7th graders... not 7 year olds. I like playing with 7 year olds. In fact, I'm not sure I've found anything else in life I love more than to play with kids, but teaching, I thought I was called to teach middle schoolers.
But we all know God has a funny sense of humor and in His own time He will reveal to us His plan. Sure, I believe there's a season for things and even though we have a difficult time letting go, sometimes we have to move on from the things that we enjoy most. This time I'm thankful God is following it up with something I'm excited to move forward with... we'll see where He takes me... but I've never been more ready to follow!
Next Thursday morning I leave for 5 amazing weeks with Lighthouse Family Retreat. I've been blessed with the amazing opportunity to lead as their Summer Staff Supervisor. This is an amazing opportunity to pour into college students and help create an environment where families of children living through childhood cancer can relax and spend time being a family outside of the daily obligations of treatments, hospital clinic visits, etc. In two days I get to meet my summer staffers. All college students from around the south coming together to serve these families throughout the summer. It gives me chills just thinking about it. My journey with Lighthouse continues to grow and I couldn't be more thankful for the opportunities God continues to afford me. To Him I am faithful, therefore He is faithful.
Please join me in praying for all of the families and volunteers that will come to Lighthouse this year. Please pray for their safety during travel, their health, and open hearts. Please pray that God will allow them to listen for Him during this time of relaxation and fun, that God will energize the volunteers and summer staff, and that God's love will POUR like rain (not actual rain, please) into the hearts of each of the families we will serve.
Pictures and updates will follow over the next 6 weeks... so stay tuned!! :)