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rfkc 2014 – post camp reflections from jess

This year was my very first time participating in Royal Family Kids Camp.

It was tough to get a good read on what I could expect when I decided to join.  As much as I tried not to come to camp with any expectations, I arrived anticipating that my life would be forever changed after this experience. I was confused when I was not feeling any specific types of feelings, in fact, I felt somewhat numb like I was holding my emotions at a distance. It wasn’t that I was trying to avoid feeling whatever emotions I was subsiding, but rather my body felt I could not cope with the pure exhaustion along with the emotions, in the same manner a person might gradually start feeling pain after a severe physical accident. Let me tell you, I was not prepared when we returned from camp and I started feeling all of those emotions.  I was so overwhelmed with emotions of joy, frustration, spiritual discomfort, love, wonder, and I can admit, even some anger. All of these emotions kept coming in waves for the next several days after camp.  I was certainly not prepared to handle the “horrible” weekend after camp.

This camp has forever changed me; I cannot look at the world the same. My family and our relationships have taken on new dimensions. The way I see children has been transformed.  As an elementary school teacher in an at risk school, my career has new purpose for many, if not all, of my students.  I have learned so much about the foster care system, friendship, teamwork, being in godly communion with brothers and sisters in Christ, child-like faith, and myself. This experience has revealed what can be accomplished when like-minded people come together with a single purpose and the determination to see it through. RFKC totally wrecked me, but in the best possible way. Yes, my heart is broken, but it will heal and be stronger for it. I’m incredibly thankful to be part of the RFKC family.

Would I do it all again? Well, that’s the plan.

Written by Jessica Morgan

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