"There is magic that u can see with your eyes...
then there is THAT magic u feel with your hearts." Kristi Hopkins
When I was accepted as a volunteer for Round Up River Ranch...I was so excited...But nothing could have prepared me for what my week was going to be like. MAGIC...Is the word I think of to describe my time at Round Up River Ranch!
I kept telling people that this was a vacation, which it kind of was. A vacation from the everyday, non-stop craziness of my life. I was able to 'let go' of the negativity and all consuming business, of life back home...and focus on helping to create some magical memories for children who are living with medical issues that prevent them from a 'normal' life.
It was heartbreaking as we went through the individual children and their challenges.
But when the kids arrived at camp...I didn't see what I expected to see.
I didn't see "sickness".
I saw kids were happy, full of life and VERY excited to be at camp! I saw people who didn't focus on what was "wrong"....I saw so much energy, so much positive, so much LIFE. :)
The week was an amazing lesson for me, as we go through our own medical trials...
There are times when it all just becomes too much to handle -
When I focus too much on the problems, instead of the solution. I sometimes forget that I am the one in charge over how happy I allow myself to be.
The "problems" will always be there...And it's how we choose to handle those issues that will determine our paths in life. I thank Round Up River Ranch for allowing me to be a part of the 'secret' MAGIC. I will carry this magic around with me forever!