Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sleeping like a baby...

When we got back from Washington family ranch we decided it was time for Nolan to sleep in his own bed. I was very sad the first night because I enjoy our in bed snuggles, but I did, reluctantly, lay him down in his crib. I woke up plenty of times that night straining to listen to the monitor, not trusting that it would really alert me to his cries. There were no cries. Nolan slept all the way through the night until 6:30am. That was a little over a week ago and he has been sleeping all the way through the night every night. When he does wake up Keith or I bring him back to bed for some cuddle time. Now, it's just matter of retraining myself to sleep all the way through the might. It's been a really long time since I've done that.

Monday, July 19, 2010

I can touch my toes

Nolan has taken a liking to his toes. Every time we are changing his diaper he immediately starts reaching for his ankle. Once he has a firm grasp with both hands he will pull his foot all the way to his mouth and start sucking on his big toe as if it were his thumb, making loud slurping noises. Eventually the pull on his leg must be too much because he will lose his grasp and his leg will snap back down. He is very proud of himself for such an accomplishment.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Assignment at Washington Family Ranch

We are in week three of our assignment and I'm having mixed feelings about going home. Something about Young Life camp is so special. When we are here we have such a purpose. Camp is "the best week of their life" for so many high school kids.

This session we have had life signs. Five of the people on our assignment team share their real life stories and how Jesus changes their lives. It is a powerful and healing experience that these people are willing to be so vulnerable and share their brokenness with 700+ high school kids.

This time they have also showed a video from www.PostSecret.com, following that we invite kids to share something they have never told anyone. There are 3x5 cards available for them in the cabins and an anonymous box for them to drop them in. I am crying just thinking about the adult problems these kids have had to suffer. It is NOT fair that they have been robbed of their innocence and their childhood.

Today is Day 4 (the day that the problem of Sin is addressed). It is the day that a lot of tears are shed and a lot of hearts are broken. It is a hard day. We are stuck. There is nothing that we can possibly do to fix the situation. That is why it is called sIn. When we (I) come before God. That is what we saw today in the postsecret video. A world full of I. The Good News is coming tomorrow, but for today we see how wrong this world really is.