Sunday, April 15, 2012

Youth Conference

Saturday's Youth Conference turned out differently than anyone expected! The bus company that was supposed to take all of us to Ellis Island for our Family History themed conference called the organizers at 8:30 p.m. the night before and announced that there would be no buses the following day, due to a subcontractor's bankruptcy three months ago. I can't even imagine being on the receiving end of that phone call. So frustrating and disappointing. We all arrived at the church at 4:15 a.m. the next morning, none of us knowing what was going on, until they made the announcement at 5 a.m. that the show would go on! They showed a movie for most of the kids while the leaders and the youth planning committee had a 30 minute pow-wow to plan the day. The kids were such good sports and we heard very little complaining. We adapted the activities that had been planned for Ellis Island to our new circumstances, and the kids ended up having fun and learning stuff, so that's what's important!

I, for one, was so glad to cut the eight hour bus ride out of the day, so I could come home at 2 p.m. and take a nap! My body was not meant to get up at 3:15. Or walk five miles. Or both on the same day.

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