VBS. Vacation Bible School. It is over. I had a blast!
I don't remember if I mentioned this or not, but I got to be "Cooper" - the 6 foot tall doggie mascot - a couple of nights. That was a blast in and of itself. Hardly anyone knew it was me (adults, mostly - the kids had no idea) and it was so wonderful to suddenly feel a little body hurl itself against my legs and give me a hug! The kids adored Cooper! Last night, some of the girls even "fed" Cooper some freshly-made doggie biscuits! (I had to clean the snout out after I took the costume off!) I jumped around, made a fool of myself, danced (terribly) on stage during music time, stood out at the street with some of the Youth, waving at cars and jumping around like a goofball, to advertise the free car wash we did last night, and just generally had a good time. I think I may have missed my calling!
I have already forewarned the girls in the picture that this would be posted on my blog, so they should expect to see it today! I know there's really no way to prove it was me behind the mask, but I promise you I'm in there...somewhere.
All-in-all, I think this year's VBS was a huge success. We had 70 kids!!! I'm exhausted. I've gained back all the weight I lost eating all the yummy food that Jeanetta and her crew prepared. I know that Kiddo and Little Bit had a wonderful time. I will most definitely be helping next year. It's a week of lots of work and very little rest, but it was totally worth every second!
Another thing that was a blessing to me was the fact that I had a chance to get to know some of the other folks who come to our church that I don't normally get a chance to talk to. There are such wonderful people there!
Such a great time. Such fantastic kids. Such excellent planning by Debbie and Diane (both pictured with Cooper). Such superb help by the Youth and everyone who assisted in all the various capacities. I'm definitely blessed; and so was VBS this year. I guess all our prayers were answered!