Worth It

I’m tired.  And my house is looking pretty scary, with its forgotten piles of play date clothing and beach towels and still bagged non perishables from my much needed Target trip yesterday.  I have beautiful pictures and video clips that need to be laced into a 7 minute highlight video from our week of VBS.  And then I took an extra fifteen minutes before bed time tonight, to convince our tearful daughter that she didn’t need press-on nails to be pretty, but again, that she had a pretty heart and that was what mattered most.  I’m pretty sure, that for the most part, she was just tired from a full week of fun and I’m pretty sure that I can totally relate.

But as I sit here, and I think of this past week, and the amazing times and the stressful times, I can confidently say that it’s all be worth it.  It’s been worth the time and the effort and the heart and the love that has been put in.  Because today, 122 amazing kids got to hear that God loves them.  And that He has a great plan for their lives.  And that right there, is worth it all.


This has been one of the most amazing VBS weeks I’ve ever been a part of.  Today, we even had two kids come on their birthdays, which was a pretty awesome thing, if you ask me.  This sweet guy was one of them.


Again, today, we thoroughly enjoyed a skit put on by these amazing characters.  I’m guessing that if you asked them if it was worth the time they’ve put into practicing that they would say it was.  Especially after hearing the laughter of the kids and the smiles of delight on their faces.


And has it been worth teaching our VBS kids our much loved Superhero song, even though it’s in Spanish and most of them don’t completely understand it?  Oh my goodness, 100 percent yes.  They are getting really good at it, and it always brings a huge smile to my face to hear them sing it out.


Yes, this week has been worth every smile


And worth every hug.


These children are absolutely precious and amazing and beautiful and wonderful and loved by Jesus.  And it has all been worth while.


Tomorrow is our last day of VBS.  We’ll sing some more songs, play more games, and learn more about Jesus.  We’ll collect our last handfuls of change for the orphans in Burkina Faso and we’ll all get to see who gets slimed.  I have five containers of applesauce and lots of green food coloring that will make that all happen.  Tomorrow night, at 7:00pm, we’ll invite the amazing parents of our VBS kids to come and see all that they’ve learned.  And after all is said and done, it will all be worth it, I’m sure.


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I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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