Tuesday, July 7, 2009
We've been home for 5 days now and I still feel so relaxed and renewed by our vacation.. Yesterday I started the summer camp program that I run in the summer. I've been doing it over 20 years and I love it. Its held at our town park and I have 53 kids ages 6-11. The best part is Sierra gets to come too. I am also watching 4 other kids at my house after camp. So this is a busy time for me!!
I had some very powerful moments during our camping trip. We did so much that I knew Sierra had never done before. At one moment I started to cry. She was playing in the lake and just laughing and laughing. I cried because I knew that only 6 short months ago she spent most of her time, during the day, in one room. And then I cried harder because I knew that there were still kids sitting in that room. Its heartbreaking to think that so many children are still waiting for their forever families. I know in our case we would go back in a heart beat and adopt again. That is, if we win the lottery or find a buried treasure somewhere. I don't know what the future holds but listening to the sound of Sierras laughter that day was a moment I won't soon forget and a feeling I never want to forget!!!.
Here are some more trip pics!