Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Full Circle

The past few days have brought me full circle in many ways.

For one thing I have driven over 600 miles in one big circle from Oklahoma to Arkansas then on to Missouri and back to Oklahoma.

Why did I make this road trip? I am glad you asked. :)

Well, that brings me to the figurative full circle I have made. When I was eleven years old living in Dallas, Texas I attended Kanakuk Kamp in Branson, Missouri. I fell in love with this place. I attended most of my childhood summers even after we moved to the East Coast. After my freshman year I worked at Kanakuk as a counselor and continued working there for the following three summers, even the year after I graduated. I was in love with this place as much when I was 22 as I had been 11 years earlier as a bright eyed camper. Well, here's where it comes full circle. Now I am the parent on the other side that gets to pack the footlocker and wash all of the smelly clothes when they come home and receive the occasional letter. I drove to Missouri to drop Emma and Andrew off at Kanakuk. I am so excited for them and can't wait to hear all about it.

We had a fun adventure on the way there and back. It is late and I am pooped, so I will update you on our adventures tomorrow.


Katie P said...

Will you be coming thru KS at all?
We would love to see you. Christina and kids just decided yesterday to come here for the weekend, they are on their way. We are excited to show them Lawrence.

The Shindigs said...

We all hope Emma and Andrew enjoy their time at camp. Praying that you don't receive the same phone call we did. Enjoy your one-on-one time with Laura.