Monday, June 13, 2011

I've waited a whole year for this.

To see the mountaintop.
To be with the people who really get me.
To see the sunrise from my window.
To read about creation in a place that really reflects it.
This I have waited so long for.

Arrival at 5,000 ft has been amazing. I love this place so much, and being back up here feels so right. Nothing has felt this right in a long time, and I am so excited for this feeling inside. There's just something about being a place that you know, and better yet knows you. Knows where you've been and knows the greatest adventures in your life. This is that place for me.

And being around people that know me in a different way that my other friends know me. These people make me laugh so much. They make me smile, they make me think about how thankful I am that they are in my life.

Even through things that I cringe to remember, God has been good about healing the broken friendships I thought I once lost. Yes, you know who you are. Yes, I know that it was not a shining moment in either of our lives, but the fact that we have managed to successfully heal the cut that cut deep into our friendship and almost severed us apart, to see that we both made an effort to get back to where we were, I cannot thank you and thank God enough. We made it. We made it through everything, and we're here. All we have is time. And that's all we need right now.

This summer has a lot in store for me, for us, and for the rest of summer staff along with campers, counselors and guest groups that will make the trek up this mountain. I'm learning that I am chosen, I have been adopted into the perfect family, and I have been given a gift beyond my wildest dreams. This is a summer that I have needed. And I can't wait to see where God will take me through the next 9 weeks.

This is good.

"Basically, everyone in the kitchen is really good looking. Good job guys."

Respectfully submitted,