Tuesday, September 9, 2008

summer camp

i was talking with a friend the other day about how my wife and i have met so many great new people this summer that 'feel' like they will be life long friends. i'd like to think that i've gained some discernment since i spent my summers at mt. gilead, hugging everyone good bye, promising to write and keep in touch. but the skeptic in me really makes me wonder if this feeling will endure.

but, maybe a deeper question would be...does it really matter? say we do remain life long friends...that would be wonderful. but say we don't....would that lessen our time together this summer one bit? i don't think so.

sometimes, i have a tendency to over think, or over analyze a situation or a motivation....anybody with me....and i think i should really learn to just accept the joy of the moment. i'm not promoting apathy...but rather, accepting that it is what it is....and just enjoy it....life...friends....experience. god has given it to us all...so that makes it pretty amazing, even if we just accept it at face value.

have a great day!

less of me...

8 comments:

Shan said...

Very True!

John said...

not yet... but soon. headed back to atlanta.

Pastor's Perspective said...

I get it J. Sometimes we try to stretch the moment for all its worth, a very human thing to do; however, in reality, the moment (most of the time) was gloriously enough. Bogart said, "We'll always have Paris." Sometimes a priceless memory is just that..priceless.

wendyz said...

Love the message, and love Sharon's new haircut! I love pastor's perspective "the moment was glorious enough". Gonna use that!

bronwenhealyhope said...

so maybe we won't come back later this month huh...if "it is what it is"....somehow - I DON'T THINK SO!

Caitlyn Turner said...

I am totally up for making more priceless "Mingo Ate My Baby" moments!!

Gena said...

Good stuff Jeramy!

Just so you know, You, Sharon, and all the little Sossamans will be in our hearts forever! Forever friends.

Sharon said...

I remember singing "I'm leaving on a jet plane" in tears the last night of summer camp each and every year.

I never did keep up with all the girls I met, but they do still have a place in my memory. I wouldn't have such fond memories of my summer days without them in it.