Is it normal for the grown-ups to be a little sad that VBS is over? I sure hope so, because I wouldn't want to be any less normal than I already am.
Since plugging in at Ebenezer Baptist Church, this has been the most fun and enjoyable activity I have participated in. Sure, I spent a good chunk of the day at church on Sunday, and Monday through Thursday I left home for work about 7 A.M. like usual and got home around 9 P.M.; still, even with the long hours, it was the best week I have had in a long time. For about 3 hours every night, my only worry was making sure those boys in my group were safe and having fun. That was refreshing!
I was a little apprehensive going in -- first off, I wasn't quite sure what I was getting myself into, but I'm also the single guy with no kids. The thing is, I love kids, and I'm sure it was by God's Providence that I haven't yet started a family of my own, with my recent call to Seminary and Ministry in general. It's already going to be a big enough challenge for me, figuring out how I am going to go to seminary, much less pay for it all. Having a family would just make all of that even harder. There will be time for that later. In the meantime I made some very good short friends this week, and I hope to be involved in more things with the EBC Kids in the future! It was a great week!