If you know me, you know that I’m totally a YES! girl. Which leads to a full, adventurous, exciting and rather packed to the brim life. And I wouldn’t have it any other way!
But sometimes, saying YES! leads me straight into crazy, out of the ordinary and slightly extreme situations.
Which, is why today, I’m sitting in a hotel room in a city not too far where I live, getting ready for 30 days of adventure.
Friends – I’m moving into a Young Life Camp for a month.
Don’t worry, I’m equally as surprised as I said YES! to this Tuesday. And since then, the week has been packed with readying the house, finding pet sitters (bless you friends), buying supplies (you’re a God send Sarah) and giving co-workers and friends a heads up.
Okay Betsy, but really, what exactly are you doing for a month?
I get to hang out with nine amazing (I haven’t yet met them, but I’m sure they are amazing) high school girls; cleaning bathrooms, making beds and doing laundry for the next month.
You hooked yet?
How about now?
I’m spending a month in the mountains, quietly (well, as quietly as I can muster) serving behind the scenes at a Young Life camp for families as the house keeping boss. It’ll be tough work (I’ll be doing my normal Young Life job for fun on the side!), filled with mess, sweat, exhaustion, crazy and probably some tears (myself… and the girls).
But it will also be incredible. There will be joy, laughter, bonding, costumes, cheese balls and spending some good quality time with Jesus.
I’m a strange mixture of excited and totally and completely terrified.
I would love for you to send thoughts and prayers my way for the next month. For patience, grace, extra energy, health, happiness and that the Lord would use this time in my life exactly as he needs and has planned.
And know, I will absolutely be coming back with stories of vomit, poop and utter weirdness that will make you roll on the ground in stitches.
This is why I’m a YES! girl. It’s all about the stories to share. Oh, and something about God having one heck of a sense of humor.
Until then, thank you friends for the thoughts and prayers.
And then next time you look go to the bathroom, just smile and laugh about how at that moment, I’m probably cleaning a strangers toilet…