what i gained this weekend was perspective.
i go to these retreats in hopes that i will teach them a lesson or two about life but they always end up teaching me so much more. i am in awe at what trials some go through in lives half as long as mine. i am inspired by the way they live and love and hope and believe despite them.
if they can continue to smile day after day, surely i can.
i worry about the world in which we live, but knowing that someday the world will be in the hands of these teenagers makes me worry a little less.