Thursday, June 12, 2008

Being gone for 13 days

Much to post about....
First, I didn't take my camera, but I do have a few photos that I did get from cell phones and web sites of what we did for the remainder of the time at Frontier Ranch (YL camp.)


Here's Dad after rappelling!!!! That's right, my Dad, the one who just had the massive heart attacks! He hiked up and rappelled down and gained some serious confidence in the condition of his heart!















This is what I rappelled down right between both my Mom and Dad! (125 ft) *BIG GRIN*





This post is already long enough with the pictures. I usually try to keep mine short. But, now I've returned home and the piles of life are being tackled. I am evaluating what life will be like this summer. You see, this week-long camp experience was just a sample of what we'll be doing as a family for one whole month. Nick and I got to go without our children to learn about YL camp. Well, being spoiled up there now we know what it will look like. I'm both excited and nervous to do life at camp with the girls. I'm ready for them to be around the ministry of Young Life! We leave in less than a month.
I'm also contemplating changing the "about me" section of my blog to "a mom" instead of "a struggling mom" because I'm so enjoying the stage my children are in. As I sit between the laundry, cleaning, bills and to do's I have content children that are making fun, summer memories. My soul is delighting in this stage today!
Father, I am so grateful for the place in life that you have me. Thank you for allowing my soul to be in such delight today! <><

12 comments:

Aron & Suz said...

glad your trip was so incredible! i love that you all enjoyed the outdoors together. go, monty! will you be going to YL camp as a regular family summer activity now? i hope your girls enjoy it as much as you did. and it brought such joy to my day to read that you want to update your profile! hooray for the joys of motherhood. glad you are in a redemptive season right now. xoxo

Chelle said...

Ah, that post just made me smile. Sounds like the trip was fabulous. Hooray :)

Erica Lynn said...

I'm so glad you are coming to enjoy what God has called you to. I guess that what contentment is all about, enjoying and accepting God's call to our life. Praise Him!

Mari Fontana said...

I am so glad to hear the trip was good, but more encouraged at how you are delighting in your season of life.
In Him,
Mari

Michael Rogers said...

Rachel, I totally understand that switch from struggling with the day to day and enjoying the stage of your kiddos as they enter a bit more independence. Mindy and I were just talking about that the other day. Glad to hear it confirmed in your life.

StaceyStace said...

Rachel, good to hear from you! Your journey is amazing. Love the pictures!

soonercolby said...

God is GOOD! I'm praising Him with you for His many blessings.

Stacey said...

my turn to *BIG GRIN*!
i like your phrase "piles of life"! perfect in describing motherhood. rejoicing with you...xoxo see you next week!

Irritable Mother said...

So glad to hear about the change you're contemplating. *HUGE grin*
My husband used to be on staff with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and my kids loved the camp experiences we had with him. I trust you'll all have a wonderful time, too!

Emily said...

WoW Rachel, this is a huge praise! I hope you see what I see as you write about changing your name from "struggling mom" to "mom"! God is working and I am so excited for you! Even if you find yourself struggling through any of the days ahead, it is the contentment in your heart that is the miracle of God :)
Also, I cannot believe you and your family strap yourselves to mountains like that! :) I am a scaredy cat I suppose.
Can't wait to see you in August!!!

Nichole said...

So happy for you that you are at such a great place in your life right now. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Way to go ""Mom"! You too, Montrose! I'm so happy for you all!
Love ya, Pop White
(Stacey's Dad)