Well, the night has come that I never thought would. It is my last night at Island Lake as a Summer Staffer. I am filled with mixed emotions as I prepare to leave this amazing place and enter into the next chapter of my life. I’ve been spending a lot of time reflecting on the last eleven weeks these past couple days, something that I always seem to do when I’m getting ready to move on. What a summer it has been…If I am honest with myself, this summer is absolutely nothing like I thought it would be, but I am glad it turned out the way it did. I will never forget the people I have met , and what we did here. It was truly a summer to never forget.
As I reflect, I’m reminded of the amazing times I had along the way. From fun games with campers to late night conversations with friends…times I do not think I would trade away. It was not always easy, however, and I am also thankful for those times. Through everything this summer, I am thankful to God for everything, and for all the lessons He taught me along the way. If I walk away from camp learning only one thing, it is that He knows the plan in store for me and all I have to do is put my trust fully in Him and know that the plan will be revealed in due time.
So much more happened this summer than I could ever explain, or write about in a single blog post. It was an incredible summer to be sure and I thank all of you who were apart of it in some way. It was truly an honor to work with and grow along side each of you this summer and I look forward to seeing what God has in store for us in the days, weeks and years to come. The goodbyes have already started, but I am choosing not to think of it as such. In all honesty, it is much more of a “see you later.” For I know that I will see each of you again someday and I look forward to that reunion time.
As I leave I will remember two very important verses to me from the summer. Isaiah 6:8 and Micah 6:8. From this point I choose to boldly go into what God calls me to, and to live humbly for Him. It’s going to be a crazy ride, so be sure to stay tuned! There is a lot happening in the life of Rob right now, and I’ll be sure to fill you in on what happens.
For now, mainly for the camp people: ~Spartan 117 Over and Out~
-Rob “Master Chief” Henry