camping at eklutna
A couple weekends ago I had to privileged to take my oldest on a camping date. It was more fun than I imagined. Lately we have been butting heads a lot, I can't blame her, we are very alike in, but it has caused friction in our relationship. I know this probably isn't the best to admit, but maybe you can understand and have been there before.
Anywho! It was so nice to get to take her on a date where she had my undivided attention, not just for a few hours, but for an entire day. I was really surprised at how helpful and happy she was the entire time! I absolutely love that my girls have each other but is it so nice to have then one on one so that they aren't as much on high alert competing for attention.
I had my hopes up that we would go on long hikes, maybe out on the boat, or something exciting like that but alas, she wanted to play games in the tent. So we did just that. We played card games, told stories, looked at shapes in the clouds and just about anything else she could think of. I couldn't have been happier. We were actually getting to talk about a lot of stuff. She opened up to me about things that have been going on. I hope that I remember to make a special time with each of my girls to do nothing together.
If you have any questions about the gear we used or how we kept warm during the night feel free to reach out to me.
12/5/2017 09:44:59 am
Faith-based adventure therapy is a relational style of therapy that takes place in a wilderness setting. Also called, "Wilderness Therapy", the aim of this kind of ministry is largely about identity formation and working through trust issues. The wilderness is an ideal setting for giving people space to change wrong ways of thinking or to anchor their whole identity to Jesus. This may require healing old wounds, forgiving others, or having a chance to be heard and understood.
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