Talk about a Scare!

Leave it to my two year old Joseph to give me the scare of a lifetime!  Last night at 11:00pm…yeah we were all still awake!  Well Joe Joe decided to take a stroll without mommy.  I was finishing up feeding the baby and I heard Joseph cry!  I quickly hear him calm down when another adult consoles him, so I unlatch the baby and position him on the bed so he won’t fall off!  I slide off the bed and go hunting for him but realize he is nowhere to be found in the dorm!! I quickly panic and frantically search inside, but no sight of him.  Once I realize he isn’t inside the building I race outside with a few more ladies!  He was no where to be found. I see a child from the distance that resembles Joe Joe but realize very quickly that was not my son.  At this point I felt my whole body go numb.  My heart was frantically beating and my stomach was in knots.  It was pitch dark and we were in the middle of nowhere!  Frantically a whole bunch of other camp counsellors jump on in the search.  Well within five minutes of searching he was found!!! He had chased the baby kitten that was on the camp grounds to the other side of the camp!  Talk about a relief and a scare that will imprint on me for the rest of my life.  There is nothing like the feeling of not knowing where your child is!! I am writing this post to raise awareness!  You can turn your back for a second and that’s all it takes!!! I don’t wish that fear, that pain, that feeling upon anyone!

I am sharing this story so other parents are aware of how quickly your child can disappear from your sight.  I am fortunate that nothing happened to him and that he is safe but others are not so fortunate.

Shirley and Ryder

I am dedicating this post to my daughter Shirley and her boyfriend Ryder!


For two years my daughter and Ryder have been boyfriend and girlfriend!  The only time they see each other is camp but ALL year around they stay devoted to each other!  It is the cutest little romance!  I just love the innocence behind their little fling!  They are so inspiring and are both such sweethearts!  Church Camp 2016!!!

The Ultimate Gift

This week I have been at church camp and have been unable to get as much done with my writing. This week has been so rewarding though! Watching young children get saved and commit their lives to the Lord is what it is ALL about!

Today I am going to share with you an experience that happened this week that really touched me.  My daughter Shirley broke down into tears Wednesday night after service.  I questioned her to see what was wrong!  The first thought as a mother you automatically think the worst.  Well she opened up and said ‘Jesus’!  At first I didn’t know how to react, I went on probing her thoughts as any mother would.  She went on to say ‘died for our sins and I’m a sinner’.  Once those words slipped out of her mouth I felt the tears form in my eyes.  I knew then she was grasping the weight of the price Jesus paid for ALL of us.  She was hurting because of the price Jesus paid for her sins, our sins!  It was such a beautiful and touching moment.  She will be six next week and has become aware!  God can convict your heart at any age and at anytime!  This was an eye opener for me because I forget how much our kids pick up and how much they truly understand!!


God sent Jesus to die on the Cross for OUR sins.  He paid the ULTIMATE price!  It is a FREE gift, ALL you have to do is pray and put your TRUST in JESUS!