Reflections on June
Greetings from the land of Saguaros and Scorpions. As you can tell June has been a quite month for me. I thank all those who have sent me emails and believe it or not some have even called me wanting to know "where are you" and "what's up." For this I am grateful and pleasantly surprised. But June is one for the record books in the annals of Bobby V. The month began with a rather sudden and unexpected trip to Alabama. Because of the "situation" in my life this trip was necessitated or my parents would not get to see my girls until sometime next year. I got back on a Friday and had to pack on Saturday for 2 weeks of summer camp on top of Mt Graham ... about 10,000 feet up in the desert sky.
I had my girls for the month of June and they were my priority above all else ... and now one of the great things that suck about divorce is going a whole month without seeing your girls (which will be the case for July). This was not and is not something I like.
The first week of camp was for Rachael. Talya and I camped out in our tent while Rach was doing her thing. The second week was Talya's week and I was stuck in a cabin with a bunch of 11 and 12 yr old boys. That was an adventure let me tell you. I also served as Bible teacher ... and the lessons were on "Forgiveness" ... how ironic can that be.
In the middle of the week Talya informed me she wanted to be baptized. She wanted to do it at PV though. So we came down the Mt on Saturday and went to the Gathering and I had the awesome privilege of immersing her into the name of Jesus ... just as I had done Rachael a couple years ago in Robinson Creek in WI. Those were two of the most wonderful moments of my life.
We had some wonderful times over the month. We hiked. We struggled. We laughed. We even cried a few times. We went to see Indiana Jones and Kung Fu Panda together.
Hopefully I will be able to get back to blogging. I posted two videos this evening as well. Check them out. One by Nickle Creek and the other by Jethro Tull ... Here are a few pics from camp.
The Edge of the World ... literally
Straight Down 300+ Ft ... not far from the above image "at the Edge"
The desert from 10,000 ft at the lookout on Mt Graham ...
The Stoned-Campbells at the Lookout ...
Lord Come Quickly.