“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
― C. S. Lewis
― C. S. Lewis
I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when I don't feel it. And I believe in God even when He is silent. (quote found on the wall of a concentration camp)
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Tomorrow, Erika, Sarah and I leave for "Out on a Limb camp". You have to be out of a couple of limbs or have multiple limb difference, or more to go to this camp.
Over the years we have met some wonderful people. Some have become some very sweet friends, and our reunions each year get sweeter. The rest of the family gets to go to the Winter Camp Retreat, in February.
I explained to Alli last year, that this is the only place where Erika and Sarah ever see anybody else just like them. And they are very fortunate to have each other. Some children don't have a sibling with missing limbs to identify with, and it can be very lonely.
There is much to do to get ready! I will miss Daddy, Anna and Alli, but we always talk on the phone at night. Daddy, I'm sure will have some fun things planned for the three of them. :)
I am so thankful that we are going. I became very ill last night trying to battle an infection and had to go to one of those Emergency Room places. I have to say, they were VERY good and got me in quickly. After getting a shot of antibiotic, advil, and staying in bed and not cleaning carpets, I am already 50% better than I was last night. I still have that one left to do that I wanted to finish before we left, but it is not to be. My body says, REST. Unfortunately, I had to stay behind from services today. :( But I'm glad I got some obviously much needed sleep, as I just woke up at 12:30!
So, camp here we come! :) Stay tuned! :)
While I am gone, please enjoy some of the "Posts of Note" on my side bar. :)