While I claimed this would be a challenging summer, I didn’t know it would be a joyful summer. I did say at the beginning of the summer that I felt like so many of our staff were joyful. And they were. They made me smile and laugh so much that I was told that I smile a lot multiple times (first time I’ve EVER heard that). So, while I’m still processing what I learned this summer + transitioning back into Augusta life/student teaching, here are a few pictures that portray the joy that filled this summer.
Joy with these girls meant laughing almost every single day about almost everything under the sun.
Joy with Kate meant we would headbutt each other…and laugh and laugh and laugh.
Joy with these friends meant lots of celebrations.
Joy with these two meant laughing as they would sneak into the trading post and decorate it with carabineers.
Joy with Kaitlyn meant moments like this, full of laughter.
Joy meant becoming friends with Anna, gloriously so.
Joy with Joe meant watching him grow and letting him make me laugh daily.
Joy with Hannah meant random trips to Cookout and talking about how much we wanted to read a book.
Joy with Kasey meant lots of tears, laughs, prayers, and random adventures.
Joy meant watching these ACITs serve and love and grow.
Joy meant watching Josh grow from an ACIT last summer into an amazing counselor this summer.
Joy meant being surprised by this sweet girl and painting each other’s faces.