Wednesday already, and I haven’t posted a single thing. Life has become scattered once again due to my amazing job. I am exhausted and exhilarated and totally blessed by the young people with whom I get to work. Writing takes a back seat for these next few weeks; even though I have a few drafts started (good ones, I hope!), my amount of time devoted to writing each day is quickly diminishing (as is my Internet connection! Ugh!).
Despite the fact that it is 2 pm and I could totally pass out right now because that is how hard it is to keep up with nine kids under the age of 15, it is not true that I have nothing to post. I do have something!
My campers are blogging! And it wasn’t even my idea!
As a part of their commitment to people who sponsored their trip down here, they are blogging and tweeting about their adventures and their accomplishments. Hopefully, they go home with some understanding of how they can better serve the community where they are from, especially when it comes to hunger and homelessness. It’s a complicated and unfair world in which we live, but my hope is that their week with us helps them untangle a few of the unfortunate knots in society, one step at a time.
Go read about Marysville United Methodist Church and its inspirational Jr. High students.
P.S. Yes, that’s me in the purple sweater. Your first picture of my face. Good thing I totally showered that day…