I think this is old news for most people that know us...but John made it back from Afghanistan and surprised us at Pine Cove Family Camp! It was amazing and since last Wednesday, our life has been a whirlwind in the best way. We are so thankful for all the family and friends that have supported us over the past 6 months and now share in our joy. The theme at Pine Cove http://www.pinecove.com/ was to FIGHT - for your marriage, families, children, and neighbors. It comes from the scripture in Nehemiah 4:14:
And I looked and arose and said to the nobles and to the officials and to the rest of the people, “Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes.”
And so we do remember the Lord, who is GREAT and AWESOME and has provided for us in so many ways as we endured this trial.
We have traveled to Pine Cove for 8 summers now and every year there has been something really special for our family. We are thankful to the staff that recorded our special event and provided the video and pictures. If anyone is looking for a true vacation from cooking and chores, needs a place of purpose and refuge, wants to make some awesome friends, and your children will talk about it all year long, then we urge you to check out Pine Cove.
Here is the link to the video...just in case!