I haven’t written in a while. Mostly because I often get stuck waiting and waiting for something big or deep or “important” to write about. And sometimes the only thing to write about is something that may seem silly or insignificant that I assume nobody wants to read. So I choose not to write. But I have to keep reminding myself that years from now I’ll be glad I captured little snippets of daily life, even if they’re not poetic or groundbreaking, because this tiny space of internet I call mine isn’t necessarily for anyone else. It’s an outlet – for me, and all that’s important to me.
One of the most important things to me is my biggest boy. And this morning, he experienced the first day of his first vacation Bible school, known at our church as Kids Campus. Hundreds of kids piled into the worship center and sang and shouted and crafted and played crazy games… and heard about Jesus and His love for them.
I didn’t go to church camp till high school, and by then, I had a solid group of friends I felt comfortable with. I can remember going to childcare at the gym or family-oriented events with my parents, and wishing I could just blend in with the wallpaper and observe. I know this may come as a shock to lots of you, but I’m more of an introvert than I appear. But Ryder is different. This kid has a gift for making new friends. He thrives on social interaction and can. not. wait. to meet other kids. He’s been that way since the moment he was born, and it’s so much fun to watch!
I’m so grateful to the staff and volunteers at Big Valley for all the hard work and time they’re investing in our kids. I’m getting teenager style one-word answers to my questions about how his day went and what kind of stuff they did… but I know he’s learning and loving every minute.