Saturday, July 2, 2011

Work Camp 2011

So the reason I haven't posted this week at all is because...
I just got home from the most beautiful experience in my life.. It was a work camp hosted by the Catholic diocese of Arlington, and it made me see everything in an entirely new light. We got there last Saturday, met our crew of workers on Sunday, and then my crew and I worked the entire week until today on a woman's wheelchair ramp.

Our resident was SO grateful for us being there, and even though we were dirty, hungry, and constantly tired, it was worth it to hear her tear up and thank us for everything we did for her. I honestly believe she did more for me than I did for her.

When we get caught up in our own lives, we sometimes don't realize how lucky we really are.. I got away from my own selfish problems and issues and completely focused on God and other people who were less fortunate than I am. This is something I am not used to doing, I only do it about once a year, but I wish I could get everyone I know to experience it for themselves. It really does change your life, for the better.

When I got home today, I realized something. I had lost one of the most important things that I ever had. I freaked out about it at first, but then saw that the past week has really, really taught me something. God is always there for me. Now matter how upset I get, if my heart breaks, or if everything comes crashing down on me in my life. I also have my family and some INCREDIBLE friends who will always be there for me no matter what. Things are bad now, but you guys will pull me out and everything will turn out completely ok. I love you all so much, thank you for everything.

For those of you who believe in a higher power, please pray for me. I will return the favor.


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