Monday, August 17, 2009

Thanksgiving for Talitha

(More pictures of camp are posted now.)

After last summer's experience volunteering at Joni and Friends Family Retreat, Talitha couldn't wait to do it again this year. As soon as the registration info was available, we made sure they knew we were coming.

As it turns out, the timing of this commitment meant Talitha missed a day-long event with her church friends and she couldn't go to Rock the River in the Twin Cities yesterday. Both were things she really, really wanted to do.

But after the initial realization and disappointment, she turned back to the original plans God had laid on her heart.

It is a sweet thing to her mother's heart seeing her working so cheerfully and independently--and having a good time at the same time.

I'm blessed to be here to watch, and there are dozens of other parents who would also be thanking God if they could observe their young people in action here.


Barnabas said...

Way to go TR. That's an amazing ministry you're serving.

Nick Laparra said...

Praise the Lord for your service, Talitha!

Rock the River was amazing but i know God is pleased with your service to these wonderful gifts from God.

Praising God for you and your wonderful family.

Karin said...

I was sorry to miss you being bunk mates this year. I am glad you went and am thankful for your giving spirit in this way.