Owen had the opportunity to go to overnight church camp for 3 days and 2 nights right after we got back from vacation. He was super excited to go and was packed for camp about a month before it was time to go!
A friend of ours was one of the chaperones and sent me this canoeing picture the second day of camp.
Our church went with another church and they had a 'closing ceremony' at the other church. Owen is the third from the left on the front row...they were all pretty tired for the closing program. The theme was Once Upon a Time and they were princes and princesses fighting the knights (chaperones) while they learned about the armor of God.
He loved the time at camp. I told him I missed him so he wouldn't get to go again and he said, 'Mommy, I missed you too, but I'm going again next year!' So glad our big guy had a great time. He got to try archery, went swimming in the pool and lake, canoed, did arts and crafts, played lots of games and hit up the snack bar.
Go ahead and mention my child, The one that died, you know. Don't worry about hurting me further The depth of my pain doesn't show. Don't worry about making me cry I'm already crying inside Help me heal by releasing The tears that I try to hide. I'm hurt when you just keep silent, Pretending it doesn't exist. I'd rather you mention my child Knowing that she has been missed. You ask me how I'm doing, I say "pretty good" or "fine" But healing is something on going I feel it will take a lifetime.