Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Alright, Alright, Alright, Alright, Alright, HEY!

Ok...so EFY is fast approaching! Am I prepared, you ask?
Oh, no where near where I need to be!
This coming week is going to be full of manual reading, lesson preparing, name tag creating, and so much more!

However, am I prepared for the amazing-ness that EFY will bestow upon me?
I cannot wait to drive up to Gainesville, GA and see Brenau University!
That place is like home to me!
This will be my 7th summer spending time there. I love it. Very much.
It's the little things I'm excited for. [well, and the big things.]

Like, wristbands and wearing a nametag all the time.
Seeing hundreds of youth reading their scriptures in the morning hours.
Having young boys race to the door to open it or argue over who gets to take my plate when I'm all done.
Everyone dancing with the girl in the wheelchair, who anywhere else would be looked over.
Singing the EFY medley and crying every single time and it's been how many years??
Being an absolute goofball and the youth love you even more.
Watching my kids bear their testimonies of Jesus Christ.
I feel like these youth are my own children.
I've watched them grow. I've watched them learn. I'm a proud counselor, I am.

Not only do the youth strengthen me, but my co-counselors as well.
I have made some life long friends through this program.
You think going to EFY as a participant is fun? Try being a counselor!
I'm excited for the fun times ahead of me!
I leave on June 19th. I have to be there a few days early.
I am going to be a BC this year. I'm a little nervous, but SO excited!
Then I have 3 weeks of EFY ahead...2 in Gainesville and 1 in St. Pete, FL.
It's going to be the best 3 weeks!
EFY 2009...here I come!


Krista said...

Yay! I'm so excited for you!

Kell said...

Awesome. Lucky. That's cool. I'm jealous. I wish I could wear a name tag all the time. Like one of those ones that says "Hello my name is". Except i wouldn't put my name. I'd put some random name. Brittany and Rachael always tell me to put Roxy when we go places where those are. Can ya tell I worked a long shift today? Yup. I'm a little bit out of it. Anyway, I am jealous you get to do the whole EFY thing. I've never been! Maybe I'll do the counselor thing next year. That's it. That's all I have to say. Ha! Ttys. Which means talk to you soon in case you are text-lingo illiterate. As I was. Until this one girl started working with me. Wow! Do you think this comment is long enough?! Ha! Loves ya! :)