Tuesday, June 29, 2010
What are you thankful for today? I'm thankful that even though I come from a dysfunctional family with a seriously alcholic father, I broke the cycle. I married a man the complete opposite of my father. My husband tells me he loves me, is hands on with the kids, provides for us financially and does not drink!
I'm writing this because last week I was away working at a summer camp for foster kids and other at-risk kids referred to our camp by Social Services. It's tough emotionally and physically, but I wouldn't trade my time there. However, I am so glad to be back home with my family. I get homesick very easily. The kids were 7-11 years old and have experienced more in those short years than most of us will in a life time. Some of them have never even had a birthday party, so we make sure to have a birthday party - complete with cake, ice cream and gifts - for all the kids. Their faces just lit up. It's a life changing camp, not just for the kids but the workers too. This is the 6th years I've worked the camp.
Count your blessings and hug your kids tighter, tell em you love em everyday. It does make a difference!