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open doors, open roads, open hearts (continued from yesterday)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

After I completed the walk at the relay for Life on Saturday, I was pretty tired. I knew it would probably wipe me out for a couple days, so I was prepared for that. Yes, I stayed hydrated.

A few days before, I received a message from a local Christian camp that they were looking for a life guard during camp weeks. I shared my son's name with them, that he is looking for work, and is an athlete and a national champion in trampoline. They called him Saturday asking if he was interested. My son was psyched up, but he is very conscientious and I allow him the room to make those kinds of decisions for himself. By Sunday afternoon he was ready to make the decision, but couldn't reach the committee. Our family had already decided to make a short road trip to RI to visit family, and try to see the ocean again as an end of vacation treat. Several of the things we intended to do did not pan out, but we did eventually get to Colt State Park in Bristol RI, but the fog was rolling in. I took several pictures, and they are quite ethereal.

Later we visited friends and my son contacted the committee about the position. Unfortunately, life guard training was going to be several hours away for the next 5 days beginning Monday morning. I cannot be in the car that long due to my back pain. My husband told my son to live by " Commit your way unto the Lord and He will bring it to pass." I asked him if he had been praying about it. He said he had, and that he had a difficult time sleeping due to the conflict about working or not working at camp. But, by that time, it was apparent that I could not get him to and from classes close to the NY border five days in a row. My son was resigned that he would have to say no. Within a few minutes of making that decision, he received a call providing a ride and a place to stay this week during the training. So, this morning, we drove him to the meeting point, and have sent him off for 5 weeks: 1 week of training, and 4 weeks of camp. During senior camper week, he will still be life guarding, but will be able to spend time with his friends at other times, in classes, meals, etc.

He texted me tonight, he is a bit lonely, but this is a good opportunity for him.

It was a whirlwind time because we got back late after visiting Sunday night, then had to leave the house by 6 a.m. Monday morning. I am so glad I have one more day off before work. Now, I plan to sleep, and tomorrow will be a better day fitness wise, as I was too tired from interrupted sleep, and all the travel, and Saturday's walk.

It is amazing the doors that God opens when we see the impossibilities. That was faith building to share that with our son.

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    Fantastic your son got that summer job! It worked out after all. Love the foggy photos!
    3393 days ago
    What a wonderful weekend...Good job on all that walking!

    Love the pictures...and your son's opportunity sounds great...

    Enjoy your week!

    As always,
    Stay Strong!!
    3393 days ago
    What a happy story! God always provides!
    3393 days ago
    God definitely answers prayers! That's awesome that your son got to go to the camp as he had wanted!
    3393 days ago
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