The idea of "catching up" on this blog has been far too daunting... and paralyzed me for far too long! So, with many gaps in the story of our lives, I pick up in July, with a trip to Wisconsin filled with family, friends, food, Lake Michigan, camp... and so many good things. Here are some moments that capture the goodness:
This is getting off the bus on Friday after a week at Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya-- my beloved Y summer camp from ages 8-21.
On the Monday prior, she wrote the following letter:
Mommy, I don't relly like Unie. I just get to home-sick. I did the Poler bear Plunge. Still even writing this letter I'm teary. Sined your sad and lonely
dotr kid, Winona
PS. The days are to long and not enough sleeping. :(
We're glad that A) things picked up and she ended up LOVING her time at Unie, and B) that a compassionate counselor held onto that letter and put it in the mail late enough in the week that we didn't receive it until it was time to go get her, anyway! We were relieved to see a big smile and hear lots of fun stories of a great week at camp!
A glorious trip to a beautiful place with incredible people... we loved every minute and savor the memories daily!
We sure missed our Daddy, though, and it's good to be reunited. More on what we've been up to here in Oregon soon--fewer than 6 months, I promise. :)