Monday, August 29, 2011

Summer, 2011

It doesn't seem possible that 3 months have passed already. We had such a wonderful summer! Drew recuperated very well from his surgery in May, and in June went to youth camp in Georgia. What an awesome time our whole youth group had together---and brought back several trophies from sports competitions, too. We just had a great, great time with our Jr. campers and then the teens the very next week. July brought a special treat for Drew, Clay, and Benji. Some of our most precious friends, Brother Michael and Mrs. Nahid Scahill, invited the boys out to California to spend two weeks with their family. I can't even begin to describe how much fun they had. They went hiking, played basketball everyday, went camping, and swam in the Scahill's pool countless hours. It was a trip that Drew will never forget, and we just thank God and the Scahill's for offering such a priceless treasure to them. Then came August and our Vacation Bible School ministry that our teen group have a VERY active part in. Drew did a great job doing our puppet skits every night and working with the kids in the games department.
We are just so full of gratitude for the things that Drew has enjoyed this summer and for each special milestone in his healing. He's feeling stronger, but he still has quite a bit of pain everyday and usually gets tired very easily. And, we just continue to look forward in the hope that the Lord holds our very lives in His hands and does all things well.