Monday, July 16, 2007

Lazy Days of Summer

I used to love that phrase, "The lazy days of summer," but evidently that person was not a youth minister or ever spent any time near a youth group. That, or they did and were smart enough to run for the hills and simply soak up the summer days in peace and seclusion.

I am exhausted! I have not been home all of July and it's only half way through and I'm going to be RUNNING for the rest of it. I was in San Diego for the first 4 days at a wedding, made a quick trip to Texas, then out to camp, so I was gone for another 8 days. Now I have 14 days left in July and will have 10 days of youth/church events to keep me more than busy. On top of that, family is coming to town for our baby shower at church. I just looked at August, up until school starts, and we'll be basically running until then too, without a chance to just stop. THEN, once school gets here we'll be only 8 weeks away from the estimated Birthday of Sir Brodee Kade!

I've done this to myself haven't I...and I'm probably getting no sympathy from you all either. Half of you that read this blog are parents, and the other half are Youth Ministry friends. So, sorry for wasting the little and precious time that you had...now you know that I, too, am exhausted. When do these kiddos go back to school, so I can catch my breath?

Just so you know...this has been an AMAZING summer, so the exhaustion is WELL worth it. I have been a part of several baptisms this summer, heard stories that have literally left me speechless (on both good and bad ends). All that to say, Teens are searching, asking, praying, committing, being, and really doing a great job of figuring out their relationship with God and how that will play out in their daily lives. It's been a FANTASTIC summer...I just hope I have the energy for the rest of it. Only God knows what awaits us...I can't wait to see it. Is there any way to snoop...like we did before Christmas?

Until next time.

3 Comments:

Blogger Neena said...

This summer has been really good and tiring. I totally agree and I haven't even been doing as much as you have. Love you!!!

July 16, 2007 at 8:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And we are coming to see you in 2 days to make your lives even more hectic and tiring. Don't you just love it. We are still trying to get over jet lag from China so maybe we will just sleep the whole time we are there.
the old guy

July 17, 2007 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger Crysty said...

well, I am glad to know that I am not alone in my exhaustion. We didn't even have very many youth trips this summer and still nevertheless it has been crazy.

July 27, 2007 at 2:26 PM  

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