Ah, the Fall.
I always yearn for the Fall & then as soon as it shows up with its wind & rain & falling leaves, I find myself longing for the warm days of Summer & all the delightful things that filled them.
One of my favorite weeks of this Summer was the time I spent volunteering at Camp Side by Side, a camp for families who are fighting childhood cancer. And coming from a family who has faced this, it was so encouraging to be among these people who daily face the monster that is childhood cancer, but in the midst of that heartache, find joy, are full of laughter & most importantly have found hope & community in places like Side by Side.
I am eternally grateful to have had the divine experience of meeting these kids, capturing their smiles & experiencing hope in the midst of great trial.
These are the moments that truly make me love what I do.
Here's to you, Camp Side by Side. I can't wait until next year.