That explains it...
Have you ever seen someone or talked to someone and had so much joy and couldn't stop smiling because you haven't seen or talked to them in so long...
So I was sitting in my car getting ready to leave work and I went to call my friend Julia (from work) instead I called Julia, my old roommate from Camden. The first thing she said when she answered the phone was, "OMG... I'm in the Downtown Camden house right now!" I practically screamed on the phone. We continued to talk and she is going to be an assistant director for Camp Saved (Moochie's camp) and she was with Hugh and Katie and they were making signs for the interns. I could not stop smiling or almost shouting with excitement to see them all. Julia will get to wake me up in the mornings again for camp! She then passed the phone to Katie and I screamed and almost lost it. My Katie with her Georgia accent, I got all teary-eyed on the phone. We talked and caught up and she is so excited I get to see her so soon. And I'll get to stay with her at the East house also!!! Man, I love that girl so much! I think we may just tackle each other the first time I see her out of pure joy and excitement. Then I got to talk to Hugh... my British Hugh. Man, I can't wait to see him, we've kept in contact through facebook and such... but man, I can't wait to see that boy. He's totally one of the greatest guys and I'm so blessed to know him and call him a brother!!!
So after we hung up the phone I was incomplete shocks. What a GOD MOMENT! Seriously, how else would I "accidentially" call the wrong number and Julia is in our house and she's an AD and she was with two of the people I miss the most. My cheeks hurt from all of the smiling. God is so AMAZING!!! That conversation was what I needed, to know that they are okay and to just talk to them and hear their voices. Wow! God is so good.
I called a friend and told her the story as I was driving home and I told her I have never experienced so much joy. I have been happy for a long time now. But yesterday was just pure joy, the joy of your cheeks hurting because you cannot stop smiling and just overjoyed because God is so good. SO AMAZING! Thank you, God!
I think I've mentioned before that as the time approaches for me to leave Camden that I cannot stop crying or just being overjoyed and everything. I am a total basketcase of emotions and I cannot explain it other than God is SO good. After last nights phone call of pure joy and happiness, I woke up this morning and just began to weep. I AM GOING TO CAMDEN! I just began to whisper to God my joy and my praises. I cannot believe I'm going back, I'm going back!!! I get to see my interns and my KIDS, and the streetleaders and just everyone. My emotions are so out of whack, its ridiculous. I'm overjoyed and so happy, but at the same time because I'm crying I feel some saddness, but not that saddness that you feel sad. Just that you're crying. Part of me is sad that I have to leave, but the fact of getting to see them is amazing too and just seeing them will give me the encouragement to see them all again and again.
I am leaving for Camden is less than two weeks!!!!.....
Thanks for reading.
Pray for all of the interns headed to Camden today, to begin training and for safe travels!