Thursday, October 23

mkk so I am just going to start out by posting a video that just came back into my life. Why I am posting this, I don't know... maybe because it brings me great joy and reminds me of high school bliss. My best friend and I made this video one day. It was a summer day after graduation, I was about to leave for Baby Ruths at PC, and we were bored out of our minds. So I mean, why not make a music video to Queen?



Please promise not to judge me after you watch this.


On a different note, I have been so challenged the past couple days, and it's been awesome! My church did a panel on companies that give back, including TOMS, and that is where the Francis quote comes from...

I have been challenged to do more than I would normally do, to give more than I can give, and to trust God to be my Jehovah Jireh. I have been looking at other opportunities outside of camp next summer, which makes my stomach hurt and eyes well up, but I figure I might as well look!

I am also considering going to El Salvador in January... another thing I never thought I would do. Pine Cove has something called Commission Camping, which involves PC staff going to Central and South American countries and teaching them how to run camp! So they can in turn put on camp for their people after a few years of our help! sweet! Well, basically, besides the fact that I hate flying and all other public modes of transportation, and getting sick, and the fact that I know very little spanish, the only thing that freaks me out is being able to pay for the trip... The few people I have talked to have, of course, assured me that He will provide if He wants me to go... but sometimes I worry I miss out on His memos and He either wants me to do something or doesn't want me to do it, and I do the opposite. Which turns out lame.


VIDEO! 2 of the main guys are now my bosses!! love those guys...

http://www.pinecove.com/aboutus/video/PC_CommissionCamping.php

Quotes from work:
7 year old drama queen: [wailing] MY PAPER CUTTTT IS SHOOWWWWINNNGGG
me: Now, Kaitlin, is that an appropriate way to tell me about your problem?
[stare... sniffle]
her: no... it just HURTTTSSS SOOO BADDDD
me: tell me like a big girl what you need me to do...
her: can I get a paper towel to mop up all the blood?
me: there is no blood...

Same girl tries to do a bad leg cartwheel and fails [she really is good when she applies herself]
She cries... wails... again.
me: Kaitlin, you're doing fine...
her: I can't do it!! IT'S SO HARD BEING ME!!

It always makes me feel accomplished when they get so upset about having to leave. they don't hate me!

And you know I work way too much with kids when I cringe every time a girl coughs nastily. Which was a lot today... I can feel the germs.


I found this today in 1st Corinthians:
The KINGDOM OF GOD is not just fancy talk.
It is LIVING BY GOD'S POWER.

love it!

2 comments:

nancy said...

I love the "mop up the blood" line! Makes me wish I worked with funny people.

Laura said...

LOVE the stories about the kids you work with!

When I worked at KAA (the middle school camp mind you) I had a little girly girl from the CITY - so she was COMPLETELY out of her element sleeping in a cabin. She got a mosquito bite one night and when she woke up in the morning, it had doubled in size - you know how they sometimes swell? Well, our conversation went something like this:

Kamper screaming at me from her top bunk: I GOT BIT BY A SPIDER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT! YOU HAVE TO TAKE ME TO THE NURSE RIGHT NOW!

Me: That's not a spider bite, that's a mosquito bite and we can't go to the nurse until after breakfast. You'll be okay.

Kamper who's eyes have now grown to three times their normals size, looks at me like I just killed her mother, still screaming at me from her top bunk: YOU AREN'T GOING TO TAKE ME TO THE NURSE? PEOPLE DIE FROM SPIDER BITES (at this point she dramatically flops down onto her bunk and starts crying/wailing) I AM GOING TO DIE AND WHEN I DO IT'LL BE ALL YOUR FAULT.

Me: You aren't going to die. All you have is a mosquito bite.

Kamper: YES I AM AND MY PARENTS WILL SUE YOU BECAUSE YOU NEGLECTED TO TAKE ME TO THE NURSE.

Gotta love drama queens.