Saturday, July 18, 2009

Chattanooga and Kids Camp

Since the last time I blogged, I went on a weekend vacation to Chattanooga on July 4th and just finished working at Kids Camp 2009. These were both exciting events that kept me busy. We all know how I love to stay busy while Jonathan is gone! It keeps the time flying!!!

Chattanooga was really nice. We went to Look Out Mountain, a 60's themed show, the Chattanooga aquarium, and lastly a singing waiters restaurant. I have always loved Look Out Mountain ever since I was a little girl. Although it seems much smaller than it did when I was 7. Jonathan and I went to Look Out Mountain on our way to our honeymoon. So of course the whole time I was there with my family, I was thinking of Jonathan. I kept letting it get to me and I started to get down about the whole thing. I was surrounded by newlyweds and happy couples everywhere! You know there are just some days when I don't want to see a happy couple. I know that sounds bad, but it is the honest truth. But anyways, I got through it and had a little fun in the meantime.
The 60's show was pretty good. It was a little cheesy, but my grandparents loved it! They pulled my Pawpaw on stage. My Pawpaw hates wearing shirts and shoes. He would never wear them if my Nana didn't make him. Anyways, they pulled him on stage and he went up there without any shoes on! I was so embarrassed! It was funny though, he was the Alabamian not wearing shoes.
The aquarium was pretty good. Honestly, I get bored with stuff like that very easily. They probably had 5,000 different kinds of fish. Honestly, how many fish do we really have? And most important, who cares??? Needless to say, the aquarium was my least favorite.
The singing waitor restuarant was really good. Great food and great entertainment. The waitors would all get up on stage and sing. They all sang songs that are popular, but they all were great singers!

Jonathan and I meet three years ago at Kids Camp. I was staying overnight with a group of girls and he was working the water slide. He flirted with me the whole time. I didn't think much of it because he knew he was a flirt anyways. Well the day after Kids Camp, he asked me out on a date and the rest in history. He also proposed to me at Kids Camp at the exact spot where we first met. He is so romantic! So this year it Kids Camp, I was obviously sad. It was not as much fun for me obviously because he was not there. I know he loves Kids Camp and wanted to be there also. Kids Camp means alot to Jonathan and I. Not only because we met there, but because we both love kids. He loves playing with them and becoming their best friend. I love being able to witness to children who may not understand why Jesus died for our sins and to the children who have never heard about Jesus. Kids Camp is a really great ministry to children and adults.

I thought I had finally adjusted to being by myself, but it gets really hard with events like these. I just pray that we will never have to be apart again after this deployment. I want him here with me when I go on vacation with my family. I want him here with me for Kids Camp. I know to some people, most of this sounds silly. Honestly, I used to be one of those people. I always supported the troops and their families, but always thought "how hard can it be?" Well now I know! You don't know until you have been in that position. Let me tell you, this is a position I never want to be in again!