Tomorrow morning Camp Enosh begins, so we're gearing up for that. It's a week long day camp with a gospel emphasis for 8 - 12 year olds; we rented a nearby campground that is going to be WONDERFUL, I think. I will be the camp nurse, and the boys will be my *helpers.* We'll see how that goes...Ethan wanted to get stickers and suckers to give to our patients. He is taking it very seriously. Makes me laugh.
During our MOPS steering meeting this weekend, we spent some time meditating on Scriptures with the word "trust" in them. I was struck by these verses in Micah 7:
verse 5, "Do not trust in a friend, do not put your trust in a companion..."
and verse 7, "Therefore, I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me."
In our little journey through raising preschool boys we are already facing so many decisions about how to train them, what to allow in their lives, what to talk to them about. I thought these early years would be easier, but they are not. They are important years, foundational years. Most of the time I just soak up the sweet moments, but there are times when I allow the enormity of the task of raising them to take over my mind...and I feel like I'm sinking under the weight of it all. How can we ever know how to make all the right decisions for these 2???? And what if we totally screw them up??????
You know, I'm so thankful that we don't have to make all the right decisions. We don't even have to put our confidence in other parents who seem to have it all together. Our trust can be in the Lord Himself, who loves our children more than we do, as one of my MOPS mentor moms reminded us on Saturday. That really resonated with me. He loves them more than I do! He will be faithful to answer us and show us how to raise our children, what decisions to make. And beyond that, He is taking up where we leave off, because He longs to know them personally and to be their God. He is trustworthy, and I can trust Him.
That's why I loved these verses from Micah, a reminder to look to the LORD and not so much to those around me. He will give wisdom in His time. That was such an encouragement to me this weekend.
I'm tired from all the traveling, playing catch up around the house, steering committee meetings for MOPS, and late night Wii/13's parties with friends (why did we stay up that late???), so I am headed to bed. Camp starts bright and early!