These were two of the best weeks to date. They both left me speechless. I have been waiting all summer for these two weeks. Had had an AMAZING time.
The first week was vacation bible school week. This years theme was Discover the Superhero in You. How awesome is that. This is something that I have been doing for the past 5 years or so. It is a very busy week. I am with the kids for 3 and a half hours straight. It doesn’t bother me I love every minute of it. Our day is broken into 30 minute blocks and moving between two different buildings. We have craft, gym, class, service, snack and music. In there is an opening and closing gathering. Most of these activities include getting up and down off the floor many times. For the first time in a long time I was able to run with the kids in gym on Monday. It was so much fun and a giant smile on my face. It was fun to see the kids laughing and joking with me. Yes, I know that I am not supposed to be running but it was so worth it. I had so much fun this week. By Friday my leg was becoming very tired and not happy with me. But I put a smile on my face and keep going. I was having too much fun to give in. This is a week that I will remember for a very long time. Knowing that a year ago I made it till Tuesday when the pain really kicked in I made it a full week this time. The kids were amazing. I can’t wait till next year. Hopefully it will be just as great.
This is a little note also about Vacation Bible School week. My family and I were leaving for vacation on Thursday to Keuka Lake, We do this every year. So after teaching and getting up and down off the floor everyday I would head home and help with what ever was needed to be done to leave Thursday. I even went shopping on Wednesday. I was using a lot of energy this week and still going. I made the drive down with my parents and drove back that night to be home Friday for last day of VBS and closing night activities. After closing night I made the drive back to the lake. I made it all week without a nap until Friday. I was very impressed.
This is how my Friday night ended. God’s way of showing me how amazing he is.
Our week at the lake was ready to start, with tons of fun, friends and family time.
Saturday I got to wake up to this great view. I never do get sick of it.
Saturday morning was spent walking around the farmers market that is huge called the Windmill. It was good fun. My leg was ok with it and no real pain at all. It was being good after the week before. But my leg didn’t know what I had in store for it. But it would. The rest of the day was spent in the water with family and some much-needed relaxing.
Sunday was another day of firsts in a long time. I took Jake my dog for a walk for the first time in a long time. He was very happy and so was I. We walked 1.50 miles together. Someone got tired before I did. By the time we got back to the house I was tired too but not sore!!!
I could get pretty used to this view and I think Jake might like more walks. Wish we had a place at home that I could take him.
The other first that happened today was that I got in a kayak for the pretty much the first time in my life, It was a trick getting in but oh so worth it. It was easier if the back half of the kayak was on dry land, it would balance better. I paddle myself that first time probably over 2 miles. My right arm was strong enough to keep pulling. I had so much fun my hip never hurt once doing all that. Getting out of the kayak was a different story. The easiest way that I could think of was to roll of the kayak in the water that was a little deeper. It worked as long as someone held the kayak. I got in that kayak about 5 more times that week. This picture is from the last time that I did it. I pulled my niece along for the ride too.
The rest of the week was SUPER. We had tons of fun with family and friends. Even went on a mini wine tour and a couple of walks. My hip made it till Saturday until I got made at me. I was very happy about that. I think that it was ready for my bed, I had been sleeping on an air mattress all week which I loved. I had so much fun with family and friends.
I know these will be two weeks that I will not forget for a long time.
As I finish writing this post I know that the one year mark is literally right around the corner. It feels just like yesterday that this journey was starting. I am having the time of my life being free of pain and being happy 24/7 again. This journey has shown me so much. Here is to a great rest of the summer and the start to a pain-free school year subbing.