So, I missed Fun Monday yesterday, because I was so exhausted I couldn't even think to put a post together. Why was I tired? Well, I helped out on a youth retreat this weekend, and it was crazy busy, I got ZERO sleep, and I had the most amazing time ever.
There are so many things that happened this weekend that I want to share with you, but the words are sort of escaping me. This was a retreat for the confirmation class, a requirement before these kids make their confirmation. See, you hear the word requirement and then you should know what that means. Not one of the 30 plus kids wanted to be there, they were there because they had to be.
We knew we had our work cut out fo us. I was giving a talk on self-acceptance and I was pretty nervous about it. Would they even want to listen to me, never mind relate to anything I was saying? Well, they listened, and not only did they listen, but they REALLY listened. They got it, and I was touched by what some of them said to me after the talk. And that was just the beginning. These kids, who did not want to be there when they arrived, absolutely allowed themselves to be open, and to accept what we had to offer them.
When I tell you that this was one of the most amazing beautiful weekends I have ever experienced, I'm probably understating it. There truly are no words.
But, you came here for my late Fun Monday, didn't you? And here I am going on and on about the teenagers. So, here's what I'm going to do, I'm going to share with you a little bit of this retreat, while I show you something I made. Although, it's actually something "we" made. "We" being members of the team, who worked on recreating the skit I posted here on Friday. I sort of "directed" the whole thing, while my amazing friends acted in it, and my brother, who was recovering from an emergency apendectomy on Friday and still made it to help out on the retreat anyway, filmed it.
Here's what we made for the kids: