Monday, June 28, 2010

Camp Day 1-Success!

Matthew's Thoughts

He loved it! But let me tell you, that child is exhausted! It was go-go-go! He had fun hiking and playing games....all sorts of things. They were going to go swimming, but storms popped up around them. Hopefully tomorrow...

There are 8 kids in Matthew's group. Six of them are girls! Ummmm....he was not pleased. Fortunately, he likes the other boy he's with, Brett, and they had fun together.

When I saw Matthew at pickup, the first thing he said was "My numbers were good, but Brett went to 381! But no ketones, so that was good."

It was so nice to see Matthew concerned and looking out for his new buddy!

Tracy's Thoughts ((Warning: this is long!))

God is so good! We we checked in, everywhere I turned I felt like God was giving me a surprise. There are 5 adults/counselors in charge of Matthew's group and I had a "connection" of some sort with 3 of them. How amazing is that?!

First, there was the nurse. No connection with her, but she was nice. A then again, we were talking about Matthew's numbers. If she had been too perky, I'm sure I would have thought she was a fruitloop.

Second, (follow closely, this gets confusing.) Several weeks ago, we were introduced to a family with an 8-year-old diabetic boy, Tanner. Tanner and Matthew really hit it off and since Tanner had been to camp several years, Matthew decided to try it.

Tanner's favorite teen counselor is a boy named Derrick. That very boy is Matthew's teen counselor!! It's such a blessing because Tanner's mom loved Derrick, too. He has even babysat for them. I really hope Matthew and Derrick hit it off because I'm hoping Matthew will want to be a counselor when he's older.

Third, one of the counselors in Matthew's group is the Omnipod representative for our area. I've already e-mailed him several times because this is the pump that Matthew wants. (He doesn't want it now, though. Matthew is holding out for the smaller one than doesn't hit the market until next year.)

Lastly, a few months ago, I met a sweet girl, Brynn, on an on-line diabetes forum. She's 20-something and a diabetic herself, living right here in North Texas. Brynn told me about this camp and encouraged me to send Matthew.

I found out a couple weeks ago that she got on their staff this year and believe it or not--Matthew is in her group! It was so nice to meet her face-to-face. She's adorable and I think she stole Matthew's heart when she said they were going to start the day with a bug hunt.

God is so awesome! I love Him so much! I didn't even tear up when it was time to leave. I had such a peace about the whole thing. (Thank you to all those who prayed for me. I was so busy praying for Matthew that I never thought to pray about peace for myself!)

I feel like God put a bunch of angels in place to watch over Matthew. And I sure hope that's the case---I think it's archery tomorrow! Yikes! : )

Looks like he's going to have a fantastic week!


Heidi =) said...

Yay! Great update Tracy! Amen-God is so good, ALL of the time!

Unknown said...

WAHOO for a GREAT first day at camp. I am so glad that you found "surprises" at every turn. And soooo cool about Brynn. What a neat connection...and Derrick too.

Pam said...

I'm so happy for you - and for Matthew! Camp is such a great experience, and it's nice to know he'll be in extra-special hands.

phonelady said...

Im so glad that your matt enjoys camp my kids did not like it and wanted to come home after the 3rd day I could see why . anyways so glad matt enjoys camp and that you are doing well .

Meri said...

What an awesome story! I love that he was surrounded by angels picked just for him! It always seems that the girls outnumber the boys at these camps. Girls are just more adventurous I guess. I'm so glad he had fun...I totally knew he would!