Summer Camp

Zeek is enjoying summer camp. Last night when I picked him up, I could tell the exhaustion was starting to set in. By dinner time he was pretty much done. He was so tired he kept saying all he wanted was to sleep. And sleep he did. Unfortunately, the weather isn't usual right now. It's a little chilly with highs in the 60's. They weren't even able to swim yesterday, it was so cold. Today's forecast is only a high of 67 where he'll be.

Greg and I are loving the excitement of having him in camp. We think about him throughout the day, wondering if he's playing kickball, or painting rocks, or learning camp songs. We pray that he's enjoying himself. Each day, we can't wait to hear all that he's done at camp! He's so cute and sweet and fun.

He does not, however, like me hanging around for the bus to leave. He will barely look at me, and as for any hugs or kisses, forget about it. I'm surprised if I get so much as a half wave. He might be homeschooled, but he sure doesn't act like it when it comes to being seen with his parents! 

Tomorrow night we will attend family night at the campgrounds. We will have a bbq dinner and watch all the groups do their skits and performances. Then Zeek will have the choice to sleep at camp for one night. We are all set for him to do so. We'll see what he decides… 

P.S. Zeek did not end up choosing to stay the night at camp. Between his exhaustion and longing for home and admittedly his MOM :) he couldn't imagine staying overnight and through Friday. So we gladly took him home with us, and brought him back for the bus in the morning. 

Overall, Camp rocked and we're hopeful he will want to go again next year.


About Detours

This morning, on our drive to meet the bus at the YMCA for Zeek's first day of Summer Camp, we ran into a detour. At first I was a little worried thinking, "where will this take us? how far off the path will we have to go? how much later will we be? will we even make it?" 
Then I relaxed, remember that we left with plenty of time to be early, and most importantly, God is in control. 

Well, it seems that similarly, we also ran into a little detour the past 6 weeks on our road to adoption. And while there were definitely moments we asked ourselves all of the above questions, things tuned out to be all God and all good. 

I'm never surprised yet always amazed at the way God knows just what we need, and only He knows exactly how to administer those needs right to our hearts and souls. 

Everyday, our family prays for God to have us. We ask for Him to make clear the path to His will in our lives. We pray that He will remove any of our dreams and plans that are not in alignment with His own. We ask Him to put His own passions and desires for our lives burning in our hearts. We pray that he will open the doors to the things that will bring us to His will, and close the doors to those that will not. We surrender whatever it is that we could want for ourselves, and we ask Him to give us the strength to follow His perfect plan instead. 

We believe that He honors our hearts of submission to Him. 

The Bible says that God has given us a choice between good and evil. That we make a covenant with one or the other. That when we choose Him, HE is our God and King, and He is our all mighty, all powerful, unlimited, faithful, jealous, all knowing, defender, protector, provider, and author of all that was, is and will be.

We rest in this.  

After 10+ years of watching miracle after miracle transpire in our life, it would be difficult to believe anything otherwise.