|Avery's mom in Haiti… look what she found!!|
Except she was there.
|The first time we took this picture, I had my arm around |
Avery. Now, I feel her arms around me.
She was there when a little girl lost her tooth, and one of our counselors had to "play" the tooth fairy.
She was there when a second little girl lost her tooth and the UWW tooth fairy made another appearance.
She was there with us every evening as we left the gym to a pink sky on the horizon.
She was there when we took our Team Photo at the park, the way we do every year.
She was there with every child who felt homesick or tired or missed their Mom.
She was there when one counselor sat up in the dorm with two eight year olds and read stories to them until 3am.
She was there when we were taking care of kids who felt sick, were sick, or pretended to be sick.
She was there on a rough day when I looked up and saw a little girl wearing a sweatshirt that said, "I have the right to remain silent about Jesus… but I won't."
|My girls. Preparing for competition, knowing their friend|
is always looking over them.
And that, in its amazing comfort, helps me to feel a little bit more alright.