Saturday, 18 June 2016

Mj's first Cub camp

My excited big boy heads off to cup camp.  I am amazed how much he has changed in a year. This time last year when offered the opportunity to go camping with Cubs he flat out refused. Fast forward 12 months and I asked if he would like to go this year. He confidently answered yes and has been so excited as the weekend drew nearer. It has been a long time since I have had a night without him (apart from two months ago when I was birthing his brother and he stayed with my sister!!!) and I think this is the first time he will have a night where he is not with a family member. He seems  undaunted by the weekend ahead and I am personally reassured by the fact that he is going with his best friend and his dad. I can't help but wonder if this is the beginning of having to say goodbye to him and let him find his own way. Although there is a tinge of sadness on my part I am also really proud of his strength of character and his growing maturity.

My sister reminded me of Psalm 139 this week and told me to put in the place of 'I' or 'me' the name of my is perfect for MJ this weekend. The whole chapter is great, have a read. I have just picked out a few verses and substituted 'MJ', 'him' and 'he' for 'I' and 'me'.

Psalm 139.

You have searched MJ, Lord,
    and you know him.
You know when he sits and when he rises;
    you perceive his thoughts from afar.
You discern his going out and his lying down;
    you are familiar with all his ways.
You hem him in behind and before,
    and you lay your hand upon him.
Where can he go from your Spirit?
    Where can he flee from your presence?
10 even there your hand will guide him,
    your right hand will hold him fast.
15 His frame was not hidden from you
    when he was made in the secret place,
    when he was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw his unformed body;
    all the days ordained for him were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.
17 How precious are your thoughts of him, God!
    How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were he to count them,
    they would outnumber the grains of sand
    when he awakes, He is still with you.

No comments:

Post a Comment