Tuesday, June 1, 2010

All I Can Say Is Wow!

The more I have a chance teach people the story of Erin and the lanyards, the more I feel it is the right thing to do.

Tim Huchton was the director of Erin's summer camp in 2008. He later put together a great care package of Mo stuff for Erin which she received with delight, even though she never had the opportunity to use much of it. I don't know why he peaked in on Let's Do It! earlier this spring or why he followed the link over to Erin's Dream Lanyards or why he clicked the "Join Our Facebook Group" button, but he did. He ended up in the discussion section, which prompted him to send me a message, asking if Mo Ranch could make Erin's Dream Lanyards at summer camp.

Of course I said Yes!

Then we had to figure out how to get it done. Easy-peasy. I'll just call room service and ask for bead supplies for 350.
Anyway, a few months, a few phone calls, a few emails, and a few hundred miles later, I am at Mo Ranch. The first batch of campers arrive on Sunday. I taught the eighteen camp counselors Erin's story and how to make lanyards. A few of them were at Erin's camp the summer before last, but all of them seemed to appreciate the activity. I hope to have some new facebook friends before the summer is out!

I've said it before, but it bears repeating. I fall in love every time I see a new group of lanyards. These young people filled the Milk Barn (no longer used for its original purpose) with affirmations, encouragement, and some very lovely lanyards this afternoon. I can hardly wait for them to spread the word.

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