I realize that it's been awhile since I've written last. Today for my day off, I'm in Fayetteville visiting some good friends and it has been absolutely wonderful! It is so relaxing. The day off today was very needed, although kamp is going well. We are almost halfway through 3rd term and after this, there are only two terms left! I have realized that time is flying by and I can only hope to savor the rest of these moments. A highlight of this term is that Austin, my little brother, is a kamper at K2 right now, which is right next door to K-West. I've gotten to see him once so far. It's fun to see him at the high school kamp right now. He's so grown up and he's absolutely loving it! Another highlight is that one of my K-Life small group girls from Waco is at K-West right now! I had no idea that she was coming until opening day and it has been so much fun to see her there! I have always wanted my girls to come to kamp, so you can imagine my excitement when one actually did. I'm excited to see what she thinks about it when it's all said and done.
After this term, we will have a staff changeover where some staff will be leaving and some will be going home. It is definitely going to be sad to see some people leave, but it will be refreshing and fun to have new faces around as well. At least on the girls' side of kamp, a lot of the staff coming in will be new. It will be fun to get to see them learn in this new environment and love on and encourage the kampers who will be coming in.
Right now I am praying for energy and drive to finish strong through the rest of the summer. There are so many exciting things happening every day, but it can be hard to keep the energy up when so much is repetition. I'm striving to make the most of every moment, enjoy conversations, work hard at my job, but also make time for myself to find rest and relaxation. I want to walk away from this summer having enjoyed my job, but also knowing that I did it well.
I just tried to add some pictures, but wasn't able to figure it out. I have been able to use my new camera that I got for Christmas to take some great pictures of the 4th of July and the western party. The 4th was an amazing day! Everyone dressed to red, white, and blue, we had an incredible picnic dinner, complete with a bratwurst bar and fruit salad. Then we went to K2 and had an hour long fireworks show! It was incredible!