It's kind of funny how brave and excited 2 little girls can be when they have each other. Abi joined her sweet friend, Sophie, for 27 hours at King Solomon Christian Camp (outside of Abilene). Sophie's mom, Amy, attended the camp many years, both as a camper and a counselor.
We ran into a major thunderstorm on the way to camp. The hard rain, lightning and thunder didn't help ease either of the girls' anxiety. The mommies became concerned too when we realized we didn't pack umbrellas, jackets or any sort of rain/cool weather gear. The hail that greeted us at camp didn't help any of us. Thank goodness the girls had each other and the mommies had each other. And, just for good measure, we took Sophie's grandma with us too. She was the glue that held us all together. She had a dry pillow for Abi and jackets for both of the girls. The girls really wanted to stay at her house in Abilene for a sleepover instead of going on to camp :)
We got the girls settled in their bunks before we left. Grandma Janie totally came to the rescue when she "moved" the counselor's name tag from the bunk next to Soph so Abi could sleep there. She was totally my hero for the week!
These girls were so nervous about this new experience. They didn't know anyone else at camp. Most of the kids came with a church group and knew at least one of the counselors. Not these brave girls. They had each other and Jesus. Amy sent her stuffed bear, Honey Jo, with Soph. Honey Jo went to camp every single year with Amy so he knows the ropes. He was a major source of comfort for all of us.