end of the island

The spring weather in Illinois and in New York has been more like a crazy mash-up of Fall with a touch of Winter: lots of cold rain and gray skies. During my recent trip to New York a beautiful, sunny, bright day made an appearance that coincided with a last minute decision to go to the end of the island. So glad I did.

montana moment

montana moment

For the past two summers I have been part of a team that has done some very special work at a camp in Montana. This camp brings together siblings that have been separated in the Montana foster care system. It is a beautiful thing to love on the campers and treat them to a few days of fun! It is also a bittersweet time with these kids, recognizing that some see their brothers or sisters only at this time, and, many have some very hard back stories. We have also enjoyed taking hikes into this beautiful part of the world! If you ever have the chance to go out to Montana, be sure to visit the Custer National Forest.