She Loved It


She loved it. In fact, when it was time to leave, she cried. She didn’t want to leave her new friends who had become like family is just a few short days. We talked for ages on the drive home. She told me about the fun things – archery, canoeing, swimming. Messy Day, slip and slide kickball, and the fun songs and crazy games (her mattress ended up being dragged outside)! She told me about the cabin chats and some of the stories of the other campers.

There was an Empowerment Ceremony which was an opportunity to share out with the entire group. She said she cried through most of it. She said that she stood up and spoke about Dave – his personality, his story, and how last summer we “became a family of four”. Oh my child. She is inspiring and brave and truly so incredible.



PS And speaking of incredible, I am forever grateful to the William and Mary students who spent time fundraising (the camp is free) and also spent this past week providing the kids with this invaluable opportunity to have an absolute blast while at the same time honoring their healing..


5 thoughts on “She Loved It

  1. I am in awe of the courage, wisdom, and the beautiful heart that Parker has… the caring people/counselors, fellow camp mates, and the experience… just awesome!!!

  2. Just so happy Parker loved the camp experience, the new friends made and wonderful experiences received there. And wow how awesome are these college students who not only raised such an incredible amount of money to give these kids this experience but gave up some of their free time to run the camp as well. I must now read all about how it started and if some or all of these counsellors have walked in these same shoes as well. Wouldn’t it be great if in the future she can become a staff person to pay it forward in thanks for what the camp did for her.

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