This past weekend we kicked off our 2014 year of Off The Grid! We had a group of youth come from London and another group come from Pickering. It was a great weekend and we loved getting to know those who came! We are really excited about our staff this summer. We have a larger staff than we’ve previously had and it’s making a huge difference! It’s just so exciting to see Off The Grid expanding and developing as time goes on. We are enjoying a quiet day today and some much needed rest! By the end of a weekend, and especially the first weekend of each summer, we are totally wiped! It’s so worth it though and we are so excited to be a part of what God is doing through Off The Grid.
A week before Off The Grid started, as many of you know, I had a kidney stone. I was so grateful that they were able to get me in the next day for emergency surgery to remove it! It was quite the few days to be sure! Pete was completely amazing during that time in how he took care of me and just loved on me. Several have told me kidney stone pain is worse than child birth so give me a few more months and we’ll see if I think it’s true too! So glad to have that behind us now and we’re seriously hoping there are no more stones! We have a follow up appointment in a few weeks with the surgeon so we’ll see then.
In the middle of all of the kidney stone craziness Pete’s sister Paige got married! I was totally bummed to not be able to make it but I was totally glad that it worked out for Pete to be there!
Anyways, a week later and here we are. We made it through those few days, we made it through this past week of getting everything ready for the launch of our 2014 year of Off The Grid and we had a great first weekend! This coming weekend we have a full weekend again with people coming from Oshawa, Stoney Creek and Goderich.