For the past six years, our family has been camping with three other families who were connected through my church in Mount Holly, NJ – First Presbyterian Church. Usually, we camp over Labor Day weekend at one of the state parks in PA. This year, we decided to move it up to this weekend.
Despite setting up in rain on Thursday night and dealing with high humidity Friday morning/afternoon, we had a blast. It is always great to see each other and see how much the kids have grown over the past year. It is also incredible to share life’s up and downs with each other knowing that we are cared for in the thoughts and prayers of each other. We have dealt with a kid going to college, a child being diagnosed with autism, families moving, families wrestling with church related searches and issues, kids being struggling to fit in, adults being challenged with job situations, adults training for big events, etc. We seen our kids learning to ride bikes, learning to read, learning to make wise choices, learning to deal with not-so-wise choices, etc.
I feel very blessed to be in the company of these friends, and I look forward to next year when I’m sure we’ll have more to share, more memories to create, and more to look forward to in the years to come.
Until the next post….