Saturday, November 22, 2008
An Evening Out
In October I accompanied a friend of mine to a camp a few hours from home. We were to be counselors for a young women's retreat held there, as well as the musicians for song service each worship time. Each of the counselors was given responsibility for four young women, aged anywhere from 13 to 17. My girls were all 13 years old, and had so many different personality traits! It was an eye-opening, inspiring experience, which was also frustrating and exhausting at times. But I think I'll do it again. On the last night of the 3-day retreat, there is a banquet held in the cafeteria which is all windows and faces over the lake. Girls were given sarongs to fit the "Paradise" theme, but were also free to wear their own formals or other dresses if they'd like. One of the girls in my cabin opted for an adorable black strapless dress with tiny white polka-dots. These shoes, borrowed from her 16-year-old sister, capped the outfit. As she sat waiting for the dinner bell to signal the start of the banquet, she dangled her feet down over the edge of the bunk bed, and I grabbed my camera to capture the moment.