We made it to camp two days ago and the work crew and summer staff got in yesterday. We are ready for camp! Will's blood is pumping, just so excited for kids to get here. Tomorrow starts Day 1 of camp. Our Knoxville friends are coming tomorrow and I'm really excited to hug some familiar faces.
Knox is smitten with camp. And camp (guys and girls) are smitten with him. He is curious and an explorer. ie watch him at ALL times. He can't do much other than walk around, mingle, and throw balls, so that's what we do most of the day. He had a ROUGH first night here. I mean up, off and on, crying from 11:30-3am. I dont blame him. It was cold, the air so thin and dry, and in an unfamiliar room by himself, I wouldn't sleep good either. I just kept praying over and over again, "Lord, give him peace. give him rest." But last night I did every precaution I could think of: got a space heater, filled humidifier, and sprayed saline in his nose. And I only had to go in once, which compared to the night before was nothing.
The stairs here are killin me. I mean there's my outta shape self, my almost 29 week McCabe belly, and a 25 lb. toddler I usually have to carry up the stairs so he doesn't take a tumble to his death. Let's just say, I'm winded and sore.
Will has been hard at work since we got here, but I'm soaking in getting to eat meals with him before campers get here. Knox has really taken a liking to Will in the past couple of days. It might have something to do with him working a lot but he will say "papa. Papa" wondering where he is and we when we do see him he runs to him. Melt my heart. I love my odom boys.
Pray for our vision to be focused on serving, endurance for us all, that Knox would sleep better, and carving out time with the Lord when all of us would probably rather be sleeping. I'll keep ya posted on how week 1 goes!