May is crunch time. As a camp, we are pulling thousands of loose ends together before our summer staff arrive–the signal our summer has begun. While working on a project for our staff recently I found some pretty fun pictures! Some throw backs. I needed the laughs and the memories in the midst of hair pulling moments. Maybe you need something light hearted in your today! Enjoy fun vicariously through our summer staff of 2012!
Do you guys know about May Day? I've always wanted to start the tradition with my kids of leaving baskets of flowers on the doorsteps of those we wanted to share a little love with. Adding some happy to the unexpecting! Sounds fun to me! I just learned May Day was a (pagan) celebration of spring and as Christianity began to spread throughout Europe, the holiday began to change or be done away with. But the whole flower thing seems pretty awesome.
Do you guys know about Mayday? (no I'm not repeating myself here!) We have a tradition at Whisper Mountain that looks something like this: Mayday, mayday…coming in hard and fast. We can't slow down. We're gonna crash! Mayday, Mayday. Doesn't sound as fun and awesome as the flower thing, but it's a tradition nonetheless (love that word!) The panic and pulling together of a million details the month before summer camp sometimes steals our happy. Details do that, don't they? They put on their scary eyes, hounding us until we cross them off our list and send them floating into completion. Meanwhile, our energy runs low, our mind feels fried, our heart feels numb. Is there any way around this mayday? I've found a few ways aside from the pretty big one of prayer: breathe in and out, take one thing at a time, laugh about something every day.
I don't know which May Day you're facing, but I hope you are able to find happy and beauty quite unexpectedly on the doorstep of today. Happy May!
Thanks to all who stopped by the blog yesterday! The numbers never cease to amaze me! (though the guessers are few!!)
We're feelin' grateful at Whisper Mountain! One of our biggest needs before summer camps begin was delivered to the camp last week…all 450 pounds of it!
Last summer our refrigerator died…big bummer seein' how feedin' people is a small part of what we do at camp! When the truck came bringing on it's back a shiny, new (and completely gifted) stainless steel refrigerator those of us who work in the kitchen became a little ecstatic! Woot-Woot!!
The picture on the blog game yesterday was this:
I think the spring greens in the reflection of the fridge was a little tricky:) That wasn't on purpose, I promise!!! Thank you to all who played!
Our winner is: Selah…though she's been disqualified for being family and camp kid! (I really should put a rule out there…they just love to guess too!)
Ahhh, maybe I'll let her pick something out in the camp store…speaking of which…did you see the quick little mention at the bottom of this post that announced Good Stuf Online Store is now open?
And I want to give a shout out to Mr. Generosity: Thank you for your heart to help Whisper Mountain through this gift! You are helping to move this ministry forward and ultimately making Jesus famous!