I want to thank all the volunteers out there. Especially the ones that give their precious time to children. I know you could be taking a nap, reading a book, or simply relaxing. I get this. And for that, I wish I could give you a big hug. Or a truckload of Snickers.
Simply put, YOU ROCK.
We were so blessed to find a local church hosting AWANA this year. Katie was so excited to receive her book, t-shirt and patches! I never had to remind her to study her Bible verses- she was motivated and did it all on her own.
While listening to Katie practice, I began to realize how much Bible verses mean to me. They are a comfort- a gift!- that you can take wherever you go- opening them in times of trial as well as celebration. They cost nothing and require not a bit of space. So beautiful.
These sweet girls learned this way before I did.
To celebrate the their hard work, a little party was planned. Hobo Burgers (hamburgers and veggies wrapped in tinfoil and cooked over a fire) and S'mores were on the menu. There is something so yummy about cooking over a fire...
I love the smile on Katie's face. She was so scared her marshmallow would catch on fire- and, of course, it did! It wasn't a big deal so she made a bunch more.;) Even one for me!
After dinner the girls played Twister...
and then Headbandz!
The evening lasted an hour longer than planned. No one wanted it to end! A sure sign of a successful party.
The girls were encouraged to read their Bibles daily and do something (once a week) for others over the summer. I'm going to challenge you to do the same. Perhaps you could make a note this on your calendar/phone? Bake cookies for a neighbor, read to an elderly person, watch a friend's children for the afternoon, pay for the person behind you at Starbucks.
You'll feel good. Your children will learn from your example. You'll make someone feel special. Blessings all around.:)