The first time Dev went to sleep-a-way camp I was scared, “how many glasses of milk will she spill, with the other kids be nice, will she keep her hands off her face…” The second time I was worried, “will the kids be nice, will she get bullied”. The third time I wondered, ” Am I being selfish sending her to camp… Am I intruding on “typical kids” experiences”. Now I will finally start to relax, why because of this little note the counselor sent home:
I am so glad you were in P… cabin with me this week. You are one of the most positive people I’ve ever met and you inspire me to be better person with a more positive outlook on life. I loved hearing you get excited for Whatever we were about to do – from pool time to meals and Island trip. I hope you continue to share your joyful personality with us here at camp. Best, ……. and ……..
What a gift from the counselor to me. I know Dev teaches me daily, but she really teaches others too, at least those willing to learn.
Enjoy, Learn and Teach!